The San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study, conducted from 1995-2004, is a population-based case-control study in nearly 5,000 Hispanic, African-American and non-Hispanic white women, half of whom had breast cancer and were compared to women without breast cancer. Information collected in this study has been important for studies of the role of modifiable lifestyle factors (physical activity, body size and weight gain; dietary factors; vitamin D from sun exposure and diet) and genetic factors, and continues to be an important resource for collaborative research studies into the causes of breast cancer.
Esther M. John, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
Sue Ingles, Ph.D., and Mariana Stern, Ph.D. (University of Southern California)
National Cancer Institute; Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program; California Breast Cancer Research Program