Association between Melanocytic Nevi and Risk of Breast Diseases: The French E3N Prospective Cohort

@inproceedings{Kvaskoff2014AssociationBM,
  title={Association between Melanocytic Nevi and Risk of Breast Diseases: The French E3N Prospective Cohort},
  author={Marina Kvaskoff and Anne Bijon and Sylvie Mesrine and Alice Vilier and Laura Baglietto and Agn{\`e}s Fournier and Francoise Clavel-Chapelon and Laure Dossus and Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND While melanocytic nevi have been associated with genetic factors and childhood sun exposure, several observations also suggest a potential hormonal influence on nevi. To test the hypothesis that nevi are associated with breast tumor risk, we explored the relationships between number of nevi and benign and malignant breast disease risk. METHODS AND FINDINGS We prospectively analyzed data from E3N, a cohort of French women aged 40-65 y at inclusion in 1990. Number of nevi was… CONTINUE READING
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