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Endometrial cancer and oral contraceptives: an individual participant meta-analysis of 27 276 women with endometrial cancer from 36 epidemiological studies

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Background Oral contraceptives are known to reduce the incidence rate of endometrial cancer, but it is uncertain how long this effect lasts after use ceases, or whether it is modified by other factors. Methods Individual participant datasets were sought from principal investigators and provided centrally for 27 276 women with endometrial cancer (cases) and 115 743 without endometrial cancer (controls) from 36 epidemiological studies. The relative risks (RRs) of endometrial cancer associated w...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/s1470-2045(15)00212-0

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Collaborative Group On Epidemiological Studies On Endometrial Cancer More by this author
Medical Research Council More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Oncology Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
9
Pages:
1061-1070
Publication date:
2015-08-04
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EISSN:
1474-5488
ISSN:
1470-2045
Pubs id:
pubs:575798
URN:
uri:5e2408d7-8459-4934-bcb2-24f9c1429433
UUID:
uuid:5e2408d7-8459-4934-bcb2-24f9c1429433
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pubs:575798
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English
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