Breast Cancer: Risk Assessment, Treatment and New Developments


William Armstrong (Editor)
Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: MED062000

Cancer risk prediction models provide an important approach to assess risk and susceptibility by identifying individuals at high risk, facilitating the design and planning of clinical chemoprevention trials, and allowing the evaluation of interventions. Conventional breast cancer risk model includes the cumulative estrogen exposure data such as age, age at menarche and menopause, age at first live birth, and use of HRT in risk calculation, since estrogens are the main risk factor for mammary carcinogenesis. The most widely known and commonly used model for breast cancer risk assessment is the Gail model, which focuses primarily on non-genetic risk factors, with limited information on family history. The first chapter of this book examines breast cancer risk assessment models. The following chapters discuss the association between obesity and breast cancer development; current and future standards for treatment of breast cancer and long term care of patients; and mastectomies and voluntarism.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Models: Where We Stand and Where We are Going
Ana Cristina Ramalhinho and Luiza Breitenfeld (University of Beira Interior, Faculty of Health Sciences, CICS-UBI – Health Sciences Research Centre, and Hospital Center of Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal)

Chapter 2. Obesity as a Critical Issue of Breast Cancer Development
Chia-Chien Hsieh, Yu-Chen Chou and Chih-Hsuan Wang (Department of Human Development and Family Studies (Nutritional Science & Education), National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan)

Chapter 3. How to Rethink the Current Standards for Treatment of Breast Cancer and Long Term Care of Patients
Zsuzsannna Suba (National Institute of Oncology, Surgical and Molecular Tumor Pathology Centre, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 4. Mastectomy and Voluntarism: From the Individualized Self to Solidarity Groups in Greek Women with Breast Cancer
Manolis Tzanakis, Manos Savvakis and Giorgos Alexias (Assistant Professor, University of Crete, School of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, University Hill, Rethymno, Greece, and others)


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