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Breast cancer app first of its kind in China

SHANGHAI Tumor Hospital of Fudan University and Estee Lauder have joined to launch a smartphone application for breast cancer education.

The nation's first such app also is taking part in the nation’s first research on breast cancer risk factors for young women before the age of 40.

By downloading the app onto their smartphone or tablet computer, women can learn about breast cancer and participate in the study on breast cancer prevention and control.

Breast cancer is the most prevalent female cancer among local women, surpassing other female cancers like cervical cancer.

“China is one of the countries seeing the quickest growth of women with breast cancer and its incidence is growing by 3 to 4 percent annually,” said Dr Liu Guangyu from Shanghai Tumor Hospital. “Through this app, we want to spend two years studying women under 40 years old by three groups — healthy women, women with benign breast diseases and those with breast cancer — to find high risk factors for breast cancer and look for effective measures to help prevent young women from getting breast cancer.”


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