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Endogenous sex hormones and breast cancer in postmenopausal women: reanalysis of nine prospective studies.

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BACKGROUND: Reproductive and hormonal factors are involved in the etiology of breast cancer, but there are only a few prospective studies on endogenous sex hormone levels and breast cancer risk. We reanalyzed the worldwide data from prospective studies to examine the relationship between the levels of endogenous sex hormones and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. METHODS: We analyzed the individual data from nine prospective studies on 663 women who developed breast cancer and 1765 ...

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10.1093/jnci/94.8.606

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Journal:
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Volume:
94
Issue:
8
Pages:
606-616
Publication date:
2002-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2105
ISSN:
0027-8874
URN:
uuid:ca284630-2995-4948-9236-4b82aa148447
Source identifiers:
7013
Local pid:
pubs:7013

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