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Menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer: what is the true size of the increased risk?

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Background

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) increases breast cancer risk; however, most cohort studies omit MHT use after enrolment and many infer menopausal age.

Methods

We used information from serial questionnaires from the UK Generations Study cohort to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) for breast cancer among post-menopausal women with known menopausal age, and examined biases induced when not updating data on MHT use and including women with inferred menopausal a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1038/bjc.2016.231

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Schoemaker, MJ More by this author
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Oxford, MSD, Primary Care, Primary Care Health Sciences
Griffin, J More by this author
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National Institute for Health Research More from this funder
Breast Cancer Now More from this funder
Institute of Cancer Research More from this funder
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer Journal website
Volume:
115
Issue:
5
Pages:
607-615
Publication date:
2016-07-16
Acceptance date:
2016-06-30
DOI:
ISSN:
0007-0920 and 1532-1827
Pubs id:
pubs:636575
URN:
uri:8894e3fc-902e-4c2c-87f8-ff7093af823e
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uuid:8894e3fc-902e-4c2c-87f8-ff7093af823e
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pubs:636575

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