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Stress May Factor Into Breast Tumor Aggressiveness

AULT, ALICIA (2011) Stress May Factor Into Breast Tumor Aggressiveness. Elsevier Global Medical News.

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Abstract

Higher levels of stress may partially account for aggressive tumor growth in African American and Hispanic women with breast cancer, according to Garth H. Rauscher, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Chicago. This is one of the first studies to look closely at the potential role of psychosocial stress on tumor progression in breast cancer, said Dr. Rauscher, an associate professor of epidemiology at the university’s School of Public Health. However, he acknowledged that the study is “flawed” because it is cross-sectional and has other limitations. “This is definitely an exploratory study,” Dr. Rauscher said at the American Association…


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: breast cancer, psychosocial stress, tumor progression,
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Stress
Research > studies
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    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 12:17
    Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 12:17
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3307

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