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A Study on Japanese Women and Breast Cancer
An extensive study on the causes of cancer in Japanese and Japanese-American women.
# 92369 | 3,447 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2007 in Anthropology (Asian) , Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , English (Comparison)

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This paper documents a study that has been conducted for the purpose of understanding why the rates of breast cancer differ between Japanese women living in the United States compared to those living in Japan. The examination of risk factors associated with the rapid fluctuation of breast cancer incidence rates in Japanese women in the United States and those in Japan may help to explain differences. The paper offers methodology, data collection and analysis. It also gives a clear conclusion of the findings of the research and recommendations for further research on this topic.

Table of Contents:
Purpose of the study
Theoretical Framework
Data Collection and Analysis
Quantative Analysis
Summary of Findings
Recommendations of the Study

From the Paper:

"Meta-analysis begins with estimation of the success rates of treatment and control arms of multiple separate trials through use of a separate 2 X 2 table for each trial. At the point in time that the researcher is convinced that the trials are "sufficiently uniform in design and methods that pooling their results makes clinical sense, a statistical test for homogeneity is used to help decide whether pooling results makes statistical sense." (Gilbert, 2005) After having made the decision that the "studies are sufficiently homogeneous to be combinable, the effect measure has been chosen, and a fixed- or random-effects technique is adopted, the calculations required to perform a meta-analysis are quite simple, usually through use of statistical software."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gilbert, Nigel (1998) Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data - Social Research Update Issue 22, Autumn, 1998.
  • Barker, Fred G. and Carter, Bob S. (2005) Synthesizing Medical Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Metaanlyses" Neurosurgical Focus Journal 19 (4):E5, 2005. Online available at: http://www.aans.org/education/journal/neurosurgical/Oct05/19-4-5.pdf
  • Limitations of Meta-Analyses (2005) Improving Medical Statistics and the Interpretation of Clinical Trials Online available at: http://www.improvingmedicalstatistics.com/Limitations_of_Metaanalysis.htm
  • Discrepancies Between Meta-Analyses and Subsequent Large Randomized, Controlled Trials. LeLorier J, Gregoire G, et al. NEJM, 1997; 337:536-42
  • Pike, Malcolm, et al (2002) Breast Cancer in a Multiethnic Cohort in Hawaii and Los Angeles. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention Vol. 11, 795-800. September 2002.

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