Familial breast cancer: collaborative reanalysis of individual data from 52 epidemiological studies including 58 209 women with breast cancer and 101 986 women without the disease

@article{Cancer2001FamilialBC,
  title={Familial breast cancer: collaborative reanalysis of individual data from 52 epidemiological studies including 58 209 women with breast cancer and 101 986 women without the disease},
  author={Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358},
  pages={1389-1399}
}
BACKGROUND Women with a family history of breast cancer are at increased risk of the disease, but no study has been large enough to characterise reliably how, over women's lives, this risk is influenced by particular familial patterns of breast cancer. This report, on the relevance of breast cancer in first-degree relatives, is based on combined data from 52 epidemiological studies. METHODS Individual data on breast cancer in first-degree relatives (mothers, sisters, and daughters) of 58209… CONTINUE READING
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