Breast Cancer: Epidemiology and Risk FactorsSTUCKEY, ASHLEY MDClinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 1 - p 96–102 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182080056 Breast Cancer: Pursuing State of the Art Care Abstract Author Information Breast cancer is a worldwide problem affecting more than 1 million women annually. Currently, best care for women with breast cancer involves a multidisciplinary approach requiring a broad understanding of epidemiologic, genetic, prognostic, and predictive factors. This study will discuss the epidemiology and risk factors associated with breast cancer. Women's Oncology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island Correspondence: Ashley Stuckey, MD, Women's Oncology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, 1 Blackstone Place, Providence, RI. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.