Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent  BOOK

Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent

Edited by

Christopher Kwesi O. Williams, (Senior Editor)

British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver Island Centre, Nanaimo Cancer Clinic and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Carla I. Falkson, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Finally, there is a book that focuses on the plight of 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 by the fact that 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.

Written for:

Professional cancer caregivers serving black patients in developed countries, practising in Africa (including the Middle East), South East Asia, Australian and Asia Minor (Papua New Guinea, etc., in the African Diaspora of the Caribbean basin, Central America, South America, especially Brazil; Government agencies in Africa, USA, EU countries with sizeable minority populations, and governments of the countries of Latin America and Caribbean Basin; breast cancer advocacy groups in the US, Canada, EU countries, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin; libraries; international cancer organizations, including WHO (Geneva), IARC (Lyon, France), UICC.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Burden of Breast Cancer in Developing and Developed Countries by D. Max Parkin

Chapter 2:Genetics of Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent: An Overview by Offiong Francis Ikpatt and Olufunmilayo I. Olopade

Chapter 3: Biology Of Breast Cancer: Molecular and Pathologic Features of Ductal Neoplasia of the Breast: Racial Considerations by David F. Chhieng, Andra R. Frost, Lynya I. Talley, William E. Grizzle

Chapter 4: Screening and Early Detection of Breast Cancer in Women in Africa and the Middle East by B. L. Rapoport

Chapter 5: Breast Cancer At Diagnosis in Women of Africa and the Middle East by Hussein M. Khaled

Chapter 6: Breast Cancer Aggressiveness in Women of African Descent by Paul H. Levine and Carmela Veneroso

Chapter 7: Radiotherapy of Breast Cancer by Olusegun Agboola

Chapter 8: Adjuvant Therapy of Breast Cancer by Christopher K. O. Williams and Carla Falkson

Chapter 9: Endocrine Therapy of Breast Cancer by Kathrin Strasser-Weippl and Paul E. Goss

Chapter 10: Palliative Care for Breast Cancer in the African-American Population by Joseph O’Donnell

Chapter 11: Outcome of African American Women with Breast Cancer in Cooperative Group Clinical Trials by Joseph M. Unger, Stephanie Green and Kathy S. Albain

Chapter 12: Traditional Medicine in Breast Cancer Management with a Focus on the Chinese Integrative Approach by Steven K. H. Aung

Chapter 13: Impact of Culture, Education and Socioeconomic Status by Rhonda J. Moore

Chapter 14: Barriers to Successful Management of Breast Cancer by Christopher K. O. Williams

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