Mohammed Al-Wadei

Dates: Ongoing Research since August 2013
Location: University of Tennessee Knoxville, Department of Public Health 
PI: Dr. Paul Terry
Average time spent: Between August 2013-July 2014 about 20hrs/week
From August 2014-Present: 5hrs/week 

Description: There has been a lot of controversy in the past decade about the link between induced abortion and breast cancer risk. While several scientists including the well known Dr. J. Brind claim an increased risk of breast cancer among women who have undergone induced abortion, other scientists, especially the liberal ones, deny such link. Therefore we took the initiative to conduct the largest Meta-Analysis Review to assess this link, if it exists. Looking at several databases, including PubMed, we gathered hundreds of case-control, nested case-control and cohort studies from all over the world that met our inclusion criteria. And unlike previously published meta-analyses, ours looks at the differences between study types, regions where studies where conducted (to avoid recall bias influenced by culture/religion), and will control for independent risk factors such as parity, age, drinking and smoking. 

Mohammed Al-Wadei

 

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