Milken Institute School of Public Health Poster Presentations (Marvin Center & Video)

Title

A Population-based Case-case Study Evaluating the Geographic Distribution of Breast Cancer in Urban versus Rural Areas of Gharbiah, Egypt

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Global Health

Keywords

inflammatory breast cancer, non-inflammatory breast cancer, Gharbiah, Egypt, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

In this case-case study for the period of January 2009-December 2010, we evaluated the geographic distribution of breast cancer in Gharbiah, Egypt. Based on data retrieved from the Gharbiah Cancer Registry, we analyzed 1,680 non-inflammatory breast cancer (non-IBC) and 65 inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) cases in this study period. Our results show different geospatial distributions of non-IBC and IBC incidence rates across all districts of Gharbiah Governorate. Our findings suggest these different geospatial distribution patterns are related to the local intense and geographically variable environmental exposures. Future studies should explore these environmental factors, in addition to socioeconomic and genetic factors, to gain more insights into the etiology of IBC and non-IBC in this population.

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Presented at Research Days 2019.

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A Population-based Case-case Study Evaluating the Geographic Distribution of Breast Cancer in Urban versus Rural Areas of Gharbiah, Egypt

In this case-case study for the period of January 2009-December 2010, we evaluated the geographic distribution of breast cancer in Gharbiah, Egypt. Based on data retrieved from the Gharbiah Cancer Registry, we analyzed 1,680 non-inflammatory breast cancer (non-IBC) and 65 inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) cases in this study period. Our results show different geospatial distributions of non-IBC and IBC incidence rates across all districts of Gharbiah Governorate. Our findings suggest these different geospatial distribution patterns are related to the local intense and geographically variable environmental exposures. Future studies should explore these environmental factors, in addition to socioeconomic and genetic factors, to gain more insights into the etiology of IBC and non-IBC in this population.