Breast Cancer in Young Women: Is it Different?
The study is a prospective longitudinal cohort study of young women with breast cancer.
Over a 3-year period, we aim to identify a total of 600 women with newly diagnosed breast
cancer, of those 300 women age 40 and younger and 300 older women from academic and
community health care institutions across the Riyadh area. It is anticipated at least 400
of these women will agree to participate in the study. The comparable control group of older
patients with breast cancer will be used for study comparison. Patient surveys, medical
record review, and blood and tissue collection will be utilized. Women will be surveyed
every 6 months after diagnosis. The study will investigate short and long-term disease and
treatment issues, and psychosocial concerns. We will also collect tumor and blood samples to
characterize the pathological and molecular aspects of tumors, and establish tumor bank for
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
experience of breast cancer in young women
To identify a cohort of young women (age 40 or younger) newly diagnosed with breast cancer in King Abdulaziz Medical City and other collaborating hospitals to assess a broad range of variables at baseline and over the course.
Omalkahir Abulkhair, MD
King Abdul Aziz Medical City for National Guard
Saudi Arabia: Ethics Committee