Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent

  • Christopher Kwesi O. Williams
  • Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
  • Carla I. Falkson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Offiong Francis Ikpatt, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
    Pages 23-37
  3. David F. Chhieng, Andra R. Frost, Lynya I. Talley, William E. Grizzle
    Pages 39-70
  4. Paul H. Levine, Carmela Veneroso
    Pages 91-118
  5. Olusegun Agboola
    Pages 119-152
  6. Christopher K. O. Williams, Carla Falkson
    Pages 153-219
  7. Kathrin Strasser-Weippl, Paul E. Goss
    Pages 221-247
  8. Joseph M Unger, Stephanie Green, Kathy S. Albain
    Pages 267-295
  9. Christopher K. O. Williams
    Pages 333-363
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 365-383

About this book


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 the 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.


adjuvant therapy biology cancer clinical trial diagnosis genetics population radiotherapy screening therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Kwesi O. Williams
    • 1
    • 2
  • Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
    • 3
  • Carla I. Falkson
    • 4
  1. 1.British Columbia Cancer AgencyNanaimoCanada
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer CenterBirminghamUSA

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