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Breast cancer and hormonal contraceptives: Collaborative reanalysis of individual data on 53297 women with breast cancer and 100239 women without breast cancer from 54 epidemiological studies

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Background: The Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer has brought together and reanalysed the worldwide epidemiological evidence on the relation between breast cancer risk and use of hormonal contraceptives. Methods: Individual data on 53 297 women with breast cancer and 100 239 women without breast cancer from 54 studies conducted in 25 countries were collected, checked, and analysed centrally. Estimates of the relative risk for breast cancer were obtained by a modificatio...

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MiracleMcMahill, HL More by this author
Coates, RJ More by this author
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Journal:
LANCET
Volume:
347
Issue:
9017
Pages:
1713-1727
Publication date:
1996-06-22
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ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:43bfb31e-9862-4184-ac59-0737b03addea
Source identifiers:
14172
Local pid:
pubs:14172

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