Breast Cancer: Study of Radiation After Mastectomy Includes Chinese for First Time


August 4, 2009

The New York Times

Women in Asia have traditionally enjoyed relatively low rates of breast cancer, but that is changing in China — in part, experts say, because of rapid urbanization, widespread pollution, changes in diet and the government’s one-child policy. (Women with more children tend to have lower rates of breast cancer.)

Now, for the first time, a large international breast cancer study will recruit up to 200 patients from Beijing and six other Chinese cities to participate in a randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of radiation therapy after mastectomy... Read More