Purpose Improving the understanding of co-existing chronic diseases prior to and after the diagnosis of cancer may help to facilitate therapeutic decision making in clinical practice. This study aims to examine patterns of comorbidities in Canadian women with breast cancer.
Purpose The primary objectives in this review were to (1) assess the association between socioeconomic deprivation and survival in endometrial cancer patients (2) investigate if there is an association between socioeconomic deprivation and peri-operative morbidity in endometrial cancer patients.
Purpose Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing subsequent malignant neoplasms (SMNs). We compared survival and clinical characteristics of survivors with SMNs (sarcoma, breast cancer, or melanoma) and a population-based sample of similar first malignant neoplasm (FMN) patients.
Purpose Although the incidence rate of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is somewhat lower in African American (AA) than white women, survival is worse. The Ovarian Cancer in Women of African Ancestry (OCWAA) consortium will overcome small, study-specific sample sizes to better understand racial differences in EOC risk and outcomes.
Purpose Pancreatic cancer has the highest fatality rate of all cancers. Adulthood obesity is an established risk factor for pancreatic cancer; however, life-course obesity is not well understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between body mass index (BMI) trajectories throughout the life-course and pancreatic cancer risk.
Purpose Epidemiologic evidence supports an association between high mammographic density and increased breast cancer risk yet etiologic mechanisms remain largely unknown. Mixed evidence exists as to whether circulating lipid levels influence mammographic density and breast cancer risk. Therefore, we examined these associations in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and Nurses’ Health Study II (NHSII), two large prospective cohorts with information on PMD and circulating lipid measures, long follow-up...
Non-Hispanic black (NHB) men experience higher risk of prostate cancer than other racial/ethnic groups, and it is possible that socioenvironmental (SE) adversity and resulting stress may contribute to this disparity. Data from the Southern Community Cohort Study were used to evaluate associations between SE adversity and perceived stress in relation to prostate cancer risk, overall and by race/ethnicity and grade. Between 2002 and 2009, 26,741 men completed a questionnaire, from which an 8-item ...
Purpose Epidemiologic data suggest that high levels of physical activity (PA) may reduce the risk of disease progression in men with prostate cancer (PCa), but it is unknown whether PA can delay the requirement for definitive treatment for those on active surveillance (AS). We investigated the influence of PA post-diagnosis on AS discontinuation in men with low-risk disease.