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Cervical cancer and hormonal contraceptives: collaborative reanalysis of individual data for 16,573 women with cervical cancer and 35,509 women without cervical cancer from 24 epidemiological studies.

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BACKGROUND: Combined oral contraceptives are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a cause of cervical cancer. As the incidence of cervical cancer increases with age, the public-health implications of this association depend largely on the persistence of effects long after use of oral contraceptives has ceased. Information from 24 studies worldwide is pooled here to investigate the association between cervical carcinoma and pattern of oral contraceptive use. METHODS...

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Appleby, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Berrington de González, A More by this author
Franceschi, S More by this author
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
370
Issue:
9599
Pages:
1609-1621
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:064817f6-f94b-4a6c-83af-1cab70d6785c
Source identifiers:
34037
Local pid:
pubs:34037

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