Breast carcinoma etiology: current knowledge and new insights into the effects of reproductive and hormonal risk factors in black and white populations.

@article{Pathak2000BreastCE,
  title={Breast carcinoma etiology: current knowledge and new insights into the effects of reproductive and hormonal risk factors in black and white populations.},
  author={Dorothy R. Pathak and Janet Osuch and Jin-Sheng He},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 5 Suppl},
  pages={1230-8}
}
BACKGROUND A crossover in breast carcinoma incidence at ages 45-49 years has been observed between black and white women, with blacks experiencing higher incidence at younger ages and lower incidence after age 50 years. Can this phenomenon be partially explained by the differences in the distributions of reproductive risk factors? This article focuses on the effects and distributions of age at first full term pregnancy (FFTP), parity, and oral contraceptive (OC) use in younger versus older and… CONTINUE READING

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