Anthropometric factors and risk of melanoma in women: a pooled analysis.

  title={Anthropometric factors and risk of melanoma in women: a pooled analysis.},
  author={Catherine M Olsen and Ad{\`e}le C Green and Michael Scot Zens and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se A. Stukel and V{\'e}ronique Bataille and Marianne Berwick and J Mark Elwood and Richard Gallagher and Elizabeth Holly and Connie Kirkpatrick and Thomas J. Mack and Anne \Osterlind and Stefano Rosso and Anthony J Swerdlow and Margaret R. Karagas},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={122 5},
Anthropometric factors such as height, weight and body mass index are related to the occurrence of certain malignancies in women including cancers of the breast, ovary and endometrium. Several studies have investigated the relation between height and weight or body mass and the risk of cutaneous melanoma in women, but results have been inconsistent. We conducted a collaborative analysis of these factors using the original data from 8 case-control studies of melanoma in women (2,083 cases and 2… CONTINUE READING

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