Approaches to Breast Cancer Prevention

  • Basil A. Stoll

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Biological Basis of Risk Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 3-13
    3. D. Maxwell Parkin, Janine Nectoux
      Pages 15-33
    4. Irma H. Russo, Gloria Calaf, Jose Russo
      Pages 35-51
    5. Peter J. Barrett-Lee
      Pages 53-60
    6. James Owen Drife
      Pages 61-72
    7. Kathryn F. McGonigle, George R. Huggins
      Pages 73-95
    8. Tim E. Byers, David F. Williamson
      Pages 113-131
  3. Interventional Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Mary Jane Houlihan, Robert M. Goldwyn
      Pages 135-148
    3. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 149-168
    4. Marcia Will, Joseph A. Fontana
      Pages 169-180
    5. Jack Cuzick
      Pages 181-190
    6. Henry T. Lynch, Patrice Watson, Theresa A. Conway, Jane F. Lynch
      Pages 191-205
    7. Victor G. Vogel, Richard R. Love
      Pages 207-220
    8. Carl M. Mansfield
      Pages 221-227
    9. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 229-235
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-245

About this book


This book is a logical companion volume to Women at High Risk to Breast Cancer (Kluwer, 1989) edited by me previously. It distinguishes two aspects of current ap­ proaches to clinical breast cancer prevention. The first is the need to advise individ­ ual women on how they might reduce their personal risk, while the second is the design of measures aimed at reducing the total incidence of breast cancer in the community. While the former is a problem faced daily by clinicians, the latter is a goal which will involve large scale, carefully planned interventional studies. Because knowledge of the risk factors for breast cancer is incomplete and clinical trial reports are scarce, there is as yet, no scientifically-based model for personal breast cancer prevention. Nevertheless, widespread publicity associated with breast screening programmes has created a large group of highly anxious women who have been informed that they are at higher than average risk to the disease. They are con­ cerned by the personal threat posed by a family history of the disease and by the al­ leged dangers of obesity, diet, alcohol, or the use of hormonal agents such as oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Basil A. Stoll
    • 1
  1. 1.Oncology Department St Thomas’ Hospital, and to Joint Breast ClinicRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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