Endometrial Cancer in Black Women

The purpose of this study is to assess the influence of anthropometric, reproductive, hormonal, and metabolic factors on incident endometrial cancer diagnosed over 18 years of follow-up (1995-2013) in the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS), a large prospective cohort study of U.S. black women. A meta-analysis of results from the BWHS, the Case-Control Surveillance Study (CCS), and 10 additional studies from the Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium (E2C2) that include black women to investigate predictors of incidence and histology. The meta-analysis will involve more than 800 black cases of endometrial cancer. Black women are understudied with regard to endometrial cancer etiology, although mortality rates are nearly twice as high in black women than white women, a racial disparity that has continued to increase over the past two decades.

Investigators:

Lauren Wise, Sc.D., Principal Investigator
Slone Epidemiology Center

Lynn Rosenberg, Sc.D., Co-Investigator
Slone Epidemiology Center

Sara Olson, Ph.D., Co-investigator
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Study Staff:

Todd Sponholtz, Data Analyst

Source of Funding:

National Cancer Institute

Study Period:

2013 to 2015

Email Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D., at lwise@bu.edu