Family history, mammographic density, and risk of breast cancer.

@article{Martin2010FamilyHM,
  title={Family history, mammographic density, and risk of breast cancer.},
  author={Lisa J Martin and Olga Melnichouk and Helen Guo and Anna M Chiarelli and Thomas Gregory Hislop and Martin Joel Yaffe and Salomon Minkin and John L. Hopper and Norman F. Boyd},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={456-63}
}
PURPOSE Mammographic density is a strong and highly heritable risk factor for breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which mammographic density explains the association of family history of breast cancer with risk of the disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We carried out three nested case-control studies in screening programs that included in total 2,322 subjects (1,164 cases and 1,158 controls). We estimated the independent and combined associations of family history… CONTINUE READING
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