Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer: A Summary of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

@article{Kinsinger2002ChemopreventionOB,
  title={Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer: A Summary of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force},
  author={Linda S. Kinsinger and Russell P. Harris and Steven H. Woolf and Harold C. Sox and Kathleen N. Lohr},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={137},
  pages={59-69}
}
Despite improvements in the rates of screening and early detection, treatment advances, and healthier lifestyles, breast cancer remains the most common nonskin cancer among women in the United States. In 2002, it will account for an estimated 203 500 new cases of invasive cancer and 54 300 cases of in situ cancer (1). Although mortality rates for some groups of women have modestly decreased in recent years, 39 600 women are expected to die of breast cancer in 2002 (1-3). The strongest risk… 

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