Projecting individualized absolute invasive breast cancer risk in Asian and Pacific Islander American women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 103, Issue 12, p.951-61 (2011)

Keywords:

2011, Adult, Aged, Asian Americans, Breast Neoplasms, Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast, Case-Control Studies, Confounding Factors (Epidemiology), Female, Forecasting, Humans, Incidence, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Oceanic Ancestry Group, Odds Ratio, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, SEER Program, United States, Women's Health

Abstract:

The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (BCRAT) of the National Cancer Institute is widely used for estimating absolute risk of invasive breast cancer. However, the absolute risk estimates for Asian and Pacific Islander American (APA) women are based on data from white women. We developed a model for projecting absolute invasive breast cancer risk in APA women and compared its projections to those from BCRAT.