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Corporate Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions.

Title Breast cancer and the environment : a life course approach / Committee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions, Board on Health Care Services, Board on Health Sciences Policy.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012.

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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 443 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary platform, viewed December 18, 2013).
Summary "Breast Cancer and the Environment reviews the current evidence on a selection of environmental risk factors for breast cancer, considers gene-environment interactions in breast cancer, and explores evidence-based actions that might reduce the risk of breast cancer. The book also recommends further integrative research into the elements of the biology of breast development and carcinogenesis, including the influence of exposure to a variety of environmental factors during potential windows of susceptibility during the full life course, potential interventions to reduce risk, and better tools for assessing the carcinogenicity of environmental factors. For a limited set of risk factors, evidence suggests that action can be taken in ways that may reduce risk for breast cancer for many women: avoiding unnecessary medical radiation throughout life, avoiding the use of some forms of postmenopausal hormone therapy, avoiding smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, increasing physical activity, and minimizing weight gain"--Publisher's description.
Contents Background, definitions, concepts -- What we have learned from current approaches to studying environmental risk factors -- Challenges of studying environmental risk factors for breast cancer -- Examining mechanisms of breast cancer over the life course : implications for risk -- Opportunities for action to reduce environmental risks for breast cancer -- Recommendations for future research -- Appendices.
Introduction -- Background, definitions, concepts -- What we have learned from current approaches to studying environmental risk factors -- Challenges of studying environmental risk factors for breast cancer -- Examining mechanisms of breast cancer over the life course : implications for risk -- Opportunities for action to reduce environmental risks for breast cancer -- Recommendations for future research.
Subject Breast -- Cancer -- Environmental aspects.
Breast -- Cancer -- Risk factors.
Breast -- Cancer -- Pathogenesis.
Breast -- Cancer -- Pathophysiology.
Breast Neoplasms -- etiology.
Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects.
Breast Neoplasms -- prevention & control.
Risk.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Breast -- Cancer -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00838274
Breast -- Cancer -- Pathogenesis. (OCoLC)fst01767194
Breast -- Cancer -- Pathophysiology. (OCoLC)fst00838292
Breast -- Cancer -- Risk factors. (OCoLC)fst00838310
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions.
Other Form: Print version: Breast cancer and the environment. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, 2012 9780309220699 (DLC) 2012007110 (OCoLC)778040112
ISBN 9780309220705 (electronic bk.)
030922070X (electronic bk.)
1280676256
9781280676253
9780309220699 (pbk.)
0309220696 (pbk.)
9780309225298
0309225299

 
    
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