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Training Years: 2012-2013

Training Site: Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS)

Country: Beijing, China

Mentor: You-Lin Qiao, MD, PhD

Title: Osteoporosis among Women with Breast Cancer in China

Project Objectives:  

Aim 1: Measure fracture history since the time of breast cancer diagnosis in a cohort of Chinese women with breast cancer, and the presence of osteoporosis risk factors in this population.

Hypothesis 1: Risk for fracture will be higher in women diagnosed with breast cancer at a later stage and in those who have undergone breast cancer therapy involving oophorectomy or hormone therapy after controlling for the following risk factors: age, sex, BMI, smoking or alcohol use, physical activity, and calcium/vitamin D intake.

Aim 2: Measure health beliefs regarding osteoporosis and osteoporosis prevention measures among individuals in this cohort using questions from previously validated questionnaires.

Hypothesis 2: Knowledge regarding osteoporosis and preventive measures will be limited and subjects will perceive barriers to prevention measures.

NIH Support: Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award, NCI supplement

Career Development Award: K01 TW009995 (2015-2020) Risk For Bone Loss among Individuals with HIV in a Resource-Limited Environment

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