Description

Breast cancer is the most frequent tumor in women worldwide, with more than 1.5 million new cases each year and more than 8,000 cases each year in Colombiai. Despite the multitude of published epidemiological studies on factors associated with breast cancer, current knowledge about its epidemiology is limited. Classical risk factors, such as age, early menarche, late menopause, nulliparity or late first pregnancy, account for less than 50% of observed casesii.
Mammographic density is one of the most studied factors at present and has an attributable risk of 30% for breast cancer in women with a density greater than 50%iii. In addition, this risk marker has the characteristic of being a potentially modifiableiv.
In order to study the determinants of mammographic density in Colombian women, we have developed a research project in conjunction with the Spanish National Epidemiology Center, the International Sanitas Organization and the University of Rosario. The sample size of this cross-sectional study is 2,000 women between the ages of 50 and 69 who attend routine mammography in the city of Bogotá. Women who agree to participate and sign the informed consent will be interviewed.
to collect detailed information about your personal, family, lifestyle and dietary information. In addition, anthropometric measurements (weight and height) and a blood and saliva sample will be taken for further genetic analysis in a second phase of the project. The mammographic images will be stored in digital format for mammographic density estimates. Using multivariate linear mixed models, the possible association of mammographic density with classic breast cancer factors and lifestyles will be analyzed. As a term for effects
randomized models will use the center of attention and will be adjusted in all cases for age, body mass index and menopausal status

Key findings

Estudiar los determinantes de la densidad mamografía en las mujeres que asisten a una mamografía de rutina, como parte del programa de prevención de cáncer de mama, en la EPS Sanitas seccional Bogotá.

Commitments

Estudiar los determinantes de la densidad mamografía en las mujeres que asisten a una mamografía de rutina, como parte del programa de prevención de cáncer de mama, en la EPS Sanitas seccional Bogotá.
Short titleDDM-Colombia
AcronymDDM-Colombia
StatusActive
Effective start/end date3/12/193/11/21

Main Funding Source

  • National