The influence of lifetime sun exposure on breast cancer stage

Brandon, Lindsay Elaine (2016) The influence of lifetime sun exposure on breast cancer stage. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis was a retrospective cohort study that investigated the relationship between lifetime sun exposure and breast cancer stage, as a measure of prognosis, in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. This project was the first of its kind and aimed to enhance the understanding of the effects of sun exposure, possibly mediated by vitamin D, on breast cancer stage and provide insight into ways in which the prognosis of breast cancer can be improved. The study found no significant relationship between lifetime sun exposure and breast cancer stage.

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ID Code: 94852
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kimlin, Michael, Youl, Philippa, & Whiteside, Eliza
Keywords: breast cancer, breast cancer prognosis, sun exposure, stage at diagnosis, ultra-violet, vitamin D
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2016 02:59
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 02:59

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