Breast Cancer Research
Breast cancer is the third most prevalent type of cancer in the United States, according to figures compiled by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. An estimated 90,000 new cases of, and 33,000 deaths from, this disease occurred in 1974. The fact that the breast cancer death rate has remained essentially constant for the last 35 years provides a stimulus for ongoing research into the causes, detection, and treatment of the disease. Although fundamental questions remain unanswered, investigators are encouraged by recent developments, especially in the areas of detection and chemotherapy.
KeywordsBreast Cancer National Cancer Institute Human Milk American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Death Rate
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