Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent by Christopher Kwesi O. WilliamsBreast Cancer in Women of African Descent by Christopher Kwesi O. Williams

Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent

EditorChristopher Kwesi O. Williams, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, Carla I. Falkson

Paperback | October 10, 2011

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Finally, here is a book that focuses on the breast cancer challenges in black women all over the world. The book also has relevance to the breast cancer experience in women of other ethnic groups, who live a lifestyle of social marginalization as immigrants, or descendants of recent immigrants in Western societies, as well as women living in less privileged societies all over the world. Although there are numerous technical-scientific books on breast cancer in the global bibliography, such books deal exclusively with the nature of the disease in majority populations of the Western societies, with little or no reference to the nature of the disease in the minority populations in such societies. Similarly, the nature of breast cancer in black women of the less privileged societies, and in women of ethnic groups living in countries of similar socio-economic status, is virtually unknown. For various epidemiological reasons, breast cancer incidence is rapidly increasing in these counties, more so than currently is the case in developed countries. Thus, the global burden of cancer is shifting gradually to these areas of the world, and may equal or even surpass the breast cancer burden in the Western societies within foreseeable future. This book is unique because it bucks the trend of virtually all other breast cancer books by addressing specifically the breast cancer experience of women of African descent and their lifestyle counterparts in other societies of the world.
Title:Breast Cancer in Women of African DescentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:406 pagesPublished:October 10, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048169291

ISBN - 13:9789048169290

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Burden of Breast Cancer in Developing and Developed Countries; D. Max ParkinChapter 2: Genetics of Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent: An Overview; Offiong Francis Ikpatt and Olufunmilayo I. OlopadeChapter 3: Biology Of Breast Cancer: Molecular and Pathologic Features of Ductal Neoplasia of the Breast: Racial Considerations; David F. Chhieng, Andra R. Frost, Lynya I. Talley, William E. GrizzleChapter 4: Screening and Early Detection of Breast Cancer in Women in Africa and the Middle East; B.L. RapoportChapter 5: Breast Cancer At Diagnosis in Women of Africa and the Middle East; Hussein M. KhaledChapter 6: Breast Cancer Aggressiveness in Women of African Descent; Paul H. Levine and Carmela VenerosoChapter 7: Radiotherapy of Breast Cancer; Olusegun Agboola Chapter 8: Adjuvant Therapy of Breast Cancer; Christopher K. O. Williams and Carla FalksonChapter 9: Endocrine Therapy of Breast Cancer; Kathrin Strasser-Weippl and Paul E. GossChapter 10: Palliative Care for Breast Cancer in the African-American Population; Joseph O'DonnellChapter 11: Outcome of African American Women with Breast Cancer in Cooperative Group Clinical Trials; Joseph M. Unger, Stephanie Green and Kathy S. AlbainChapter 12: Traditional Medicine in Breast Cancer Management with a Focus on the Chinese Integrative Approach; Steven K. H. Aung Chapter 13: Impact of Culture, Education and Socioeconomic Status; Rhonda S. MooreChapter 14: Barriers to Successful Management of Breast Cancer; Christopher K.O. Williams