Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Early puberty for girls: The new ‘normal’ and why we need to be concerned

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kathleen O’Grady
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses Sandra Steingraber's work, The Falling Age of Puberty in US Girls (2007), and how research now indicates that early onset of puberty is a known risk factor for breast cancer developed later in life.

Environmental contaminants and breast cancer: the growing concerns about endocrine disrupting chemicals

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English
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Online
Author: 
Andreas Kortenkamp
Publisher: 
WWF-UK
Publication Date: 
2006

Examines the link between increasing rates of breast cancer and the impacts of hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Highlights the need for strong legislation to control EDCs which are used in everyday products such as baby bottles and other plastics and cosmetics.

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance

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English
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Online
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Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance

Network of breast cancer organizations in Canada, represents the primary granting agency for breast cancer research. Provides new breast cancer research updates, as well as a section for researchers in this field of research.

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Advocacy

A breast cancer awareness network that includes Avon Flame Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Network, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada and the National Cancer Institute of Canada. They are the primary granting agency for breast cancer research in Canada.

Primary Telephone: 
416-596-6598
Email Address: 
info@cbcra.ca
Fax Number: 
416-596-1714
Street Address: 
375 University Avenue 6th floor
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 2J5

Mammography

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada

Discusses when to have a mammogram, what is a mammogram, what to expect, mammograms and radiation, minimizing the risk of breast cancer, and the government of Canada's role.

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Understanding estrogen receptors, tamoxifen, and raloxifene

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English
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Online
Author: 
Lewis J Kleinsmith
Donna Kerrigan
Jeanne Kelly
Brian Hollen
Publisher: 
Understanding Cancer Series
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Describes the hormone estrogen and its receptor. Explains the relationship of estrogen and its receptor to breast cancer and the risks and benefits of reducing cancer risk with drugs called antiestrogens and selective estrogen receptor molecules (SERMs).

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Healthy Navajo women: walk in beauty

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English
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Online
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Ramah Band of Navajo Indians and the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
New Mexico

Presents a health promotion video, aimed at American Indian women, to build community awareness of breast and cervical cancer.

First Nations Breast Cancer Society

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development

Offers support and education to aboriginal women who have breast cancer. Website includes instructions on how to order breast self-examination and breast cancer awareness videos and how to contact healing circles in British Columbia.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-0779
Email Address: 
echoes@fnbreastcancer.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
604-872-4390
Street Address: 
309-1333 E 7th Ave
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5N 1R6
Internal Notes : 
Multiple Email found: "echoes@fnbreastcancer.bc.ca and jdavis@fnbreastcancer.bc.ca"

Breast cancer screening: First Nations communities in New Brunswick

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Sue Tatemichi
Baukje Miedema
Shelley Leighton
Publisher: 
Canadian Family Physician
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Mississauga, ON

Reports on a survey of women living in First Nations communities in New Brunswick and their knowledge of and participation in breast cancer screening programs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 predictive genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancers: a systematic review of clinical evidence

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lynda McGahan
Ritsuko Kakuma
Chuong Ho
Ken Bassett
Hussein Z Noorani
Janet Joyce
Judith Allanson
Sherry Taylor
Publisher: 
Technology Report
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Evaluates the analytical and clinical
validity of BRCA1/2 genetic testing and discusses the ethical and psychosocial issues inherent in BRCA1/2 testing.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894978986 (print)
ISBN 1894978994 (online)
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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