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Mexican Breast Cancer Research Output, 2003-2012

  • Perez-Santos, Jose Luis Martin (Vice-rectory of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla) ;
  • Anaya-Ruiz, Maricruz (Laboratory of Cellular Biology, Centro de Investigacion Biomedica de Oriente, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social)
  • Published : 2013.10.30

Abstract

The objetive of this study was to explore a bibliometric approach to quantitatively assess current research trends with regard to breast cancer in Mexico. Articles were analyzed by scientific output and research performances of individuals, institutes, and collaborative countries with Mexico. Data were retrieved from the Web of Science database from 2003 to 2012; this was searched using different terms related to breast cancer, including "breast cancer", "mammary ductal carcinoma" and "breast tumour". Data were then extracted from each file, transferred to Excel charts and visualised as diagrams. A total of 256 articles were retrieved. The institutions with the majority of publications were the National Autonomous University of Mexico (22.3%), the National Institute of Cancerology (21.9%), and Social Security Mexican Institute (20.3%); clinical observation studies were the dominant investigation type (64%), and the main types of research were metabolics (24.2%) and pathology (21.5%). This article demonstrates the usefulness of bibliometrics to address key evaluation questions and to establish priorities, define future areas of research, and develop breast cancer control strategies in Mexico.

Keywords

Breast cancer;research evaluation;Mexico

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