Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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