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 Projects in Eastern Europe

Breast Cancer Risk and Molecular Change After Chernobyl (in Russia)

National Cancer Institute R01 CA118914. The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear reactor accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. This NIH funded research is a breast cancer study in Russia to study breast cancer risk and molecular change after Chernobyl. Dr. Anderson serves as a Project Consultant. Project Principle Investigator (PI): Scott Davis, Ph.D., Member, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Professor and Chairman, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health & Community Medicine, University of Washington.

Survey on a Pilot Mammographic Screening Program in Bahcesehir, Istabul, Turkey

This study led by Vahit Ozmen, MD, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University investigated the feasibility of initiating a breast cancer screening program in a large city, using survey data to identify barriers to screening. Participating women aged 40 to 69 were surveyed; 908 of the 1200 study women completed the survey. Data was analyzed, and published in The Breast Journal. Breast J. 2011 May-Jun;17(3):260-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4741.2011.01065.x. Epub 2011 Mar 31.PMID: 21450016 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dr. Ozmen has been a key collaborator of the BHGI, through this study and participation in BHGI development of clinical Guidelines. He presents on breast cancer care throughout Turkey and neighboring countries.



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