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Journal of Oncology
Volume 2009, Article ID 871250, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/871250
Clinical Study

Conducting Molecular Epidemiological Research in the Age of HIPAA: A Multi-Institutional Case-Control Study of Breast Cancer in African-American and European-American Women

1Department of Cancer Prevention & Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
2Cancer Institute of New Jersey, UMDNJ’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681, USA
3Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
4Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
5Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services, P. O. Box 369, Trenton, NJ 08625-0369, USA
6Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 120 Mason Farm Road, 5000 D, GMB, CB number 7264, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7264, USA
7School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, 683 Hoes Lane West, Building RWJ-SPH, Room 212, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
8i3 Drug Safety, 5430 Data Court, Street number 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
9Department of Breast and Oncology Surgery, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, 1111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025, USA
10Department of Surgery, Kings County Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine, 451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY11203, USA
11Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
12Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Montefiore Medical Center, Jack D. Weiler Hospital, 1825 Eastchester Road, Room 2S-47-48, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
13Department of Surgery, Jacobi Medical Center, 1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
14Department of Surgery, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, Street 1025, New York, NY 10032, USA
15Department of Surgical Oncology, Queens Cancer Center, Queens Hospital Center, 82-68 164th Street, New Bldg, 5th floor, Jamaica, New York, NY 11432, USA

Received 28 April 2009; Revised 20 July 2009; Accepted 3 August 2009

Academic Editor: Dennis D. Weisenburger

Copyright © 2009 Christine B. Ambrosone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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