We thank Hank Dart for assistance in preparing the table and figure.
Priorities for the primary prevention of breast cancer
Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014
© 2014 American Cancer Society.
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Volume 64, Issue 3, pages 186–194, May/June 2014
How to Cite
Colditz, G. A. and Bohlke, K. (2014), Priorities for the primary prevention of breast cancer. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 64: 186–194. doi: 10.3322/caac.21225
DISCLOSURES: Dr. Colditz is supported in part by an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship, by the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Dr. Bohlke has nothing to report.
- Issue published online: 27 MAY 2014
- Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 11 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Received: 4 NOV 2013
- breast cancer;
- primary prevention;
Despite recent calls to intensify the search for new risk factors for breast cancer, acting on information that we already have could prevent thousands of cases each year. This article reviews breast cancer primary prevention strategies that are applicable to all women, discusses the underutilization of chemoprevention in high-risk women, highlights the additional advances that could be made by including young women in prevention efforts, and comments on how the molecular heterogeneity of breast cancer affects prevention research and strategies. CA Cancer J Clin 2014;64:186–194. © 2014 American Cancer Society.