Birth Size and Breast Cancer Risk: Re-analysis of Individual Participant Data from 32 Studies

@article{Silva2008BirthSA,
  title={Birth Size and Breast Cancer Risk: Re-analysis of Individual Participant Data from 32 Studies},
  author={Isabel Dos Santos Silva and Bianca L. De Stavola and Valerie Ann McCormack},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={939 - 940}
}
BACKGROUND Birth size, perhaps a proxy for prenatal environment, might be a correlate of subsequent breast cancer risk, but findings from epidemiological studies have been inconsistent. We re-analysed individual participant data from published and unpublished studies to obtain more precise estimates of the magnitude and shape of the birth size-breast cancer association. METHODS AND FINDINGS Studies were identified through computer-assisted and manual searches, and personal communication with… CONTINUE READING