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Breast Cancer in Young Women: Epidemiology, Determinants, and Prevention

Call for Papers

The epidemiology of breast cancer young women (under 40 years) is poorly understood, and it is suspected that the disease is not part of the normal spectrum of breast cancer which is determined by a strong endogenous hormonal influence. The limited knowledge on the epidemiology of breast cancer in young women (BCYW) is influenced by its low incidence and the fact that the vast body of research on breast cancer is biased toward the mainstream breast cancer, breast cancer occurring after age 40. However, recent studies have established that the incidence of breast cancer in young women has increased in countries with qualified cancer registry program. In addition, the natural history of breast cancer in young women has been more aggressive, and young breast cancer patients benefit less from treatment modalities due to delay in diagnosis. In the light of current state of knowledge on the epidemiology of breast cancer in young women, we invite authors to submit original research and review articles that address breast cancer in young women. We are interested in articles that explore epidemiology of BCYW in the entire spectrum of its natural history, from etiologic factors to late effect and survival outcomes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Trends in incidence, mortality, and survival for breast cancer in young women
  • Prevention and screening of breast cancer in young women
  • Recent developments in breast cancer in young women research
  • Advances in etiology of breast cancer in young women
  • Role of hormonal factors in breast cancer in young women
  • Role of environment in the etiology of breast cancer in young women
  • Gens and molecular epidemiology of breast cancer in young women
  • Recent advances in clinical epidemiology of breast cancer in young women
  • Late effects and survival in breast cancer in young women
  • Predictive modeling and outcome research in breast cancer in young women

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/epidemiology/bcyo/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 3 January 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 28 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 23 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Alireza Mosavi-Jarrahi, AlirezaMosavi-Jarrahi, Department of Social Medicine, Medical School, Shahid Behehsti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Adjunct Prof. Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

Guest Editors

  • Nagi S. El Saghir, Breast Center of Excellence, NK Basile Cancer Institute, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Iraj Harirchi, Cancer Research Center of the Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran
  • May Lynn Quan, Surgery and Oncology, University of Calgary Surgical Lead, Calgary Breast Health Program Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Keun-Young Yoo, National Cancer Center of Korea, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea