Nicci Owusu Brackett

University of Wisconsin, Madison

1 active project

AL and BC risk

Does chronic stress or allostatic load increase one's risk of developing female breast cancer? At what time point, pre-diagnosis, does an increased allostatic load significantly increase breast cancer risk?

Scientific Questions Being Studied

Does chronic stress or allostatic load increase one's risk of developing female breast cancer? At what time point, pre-diagnosis, does an increased allostatic load significantly increase breast cancer risk?

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (female breast cancer)
  • Social / Behavioral
  • Methods Development

Scientific Approaches

Women aged 18 - 90 years
Allostatic Load at 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 years of age
Cohort 1 : Lifetime Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Cohort 2: No Lifetime Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Age of Diagnosis
Race
Sexual orientation
SES
Income
Insurance
Breast Cancer Characteristics
Family history of breast cancer
Breast density on mammogram
Rural v urban setting

Anticipated Findings

Allostatic load increases risk of breast cancer, Elevated allostatic load at age 25 in patient's who later in life develop breast cancer

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation

Data Set Used

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