Table 1

Demographics

High Risk

Cancer

NAF(plasma)

NAF(plasma)


Samples

35(26)1

12(13)2

Age (years)

Median

53(50.5)

59(58)

Range

30–81(30–81)

35–77(35–77)

Premenopausal

14(11)

3(3)

Race

White

34(25)

12(13)

Black

0

0

Asian

0

0

American Indian

1(1)

0

Primary risk factors for enrollment

Family history

17(17)

0

Atypia

6(6)

0

History of breast cancer

3(3)

0

New contralateral breast cancer

9(0)

0

New ipsilateral breast cancer

0

12(13)

Concomitant medications

Vitamins

14(12)

3(3)

Alternative therapies

7(4)

1(2)


1: NAF was collected from both breasts of nine women who had cancer diagnosed on one side. NAF from the incident breast was placed in the cancer group and from the contralateral breast in the high risk group. Plasma from these women are included only in the cancer group.

2: We were unable to collect NAF from one cancer subject at baseline.

Sauter et al. BMC Cancer 2006 6:248   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-6-248

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