Fifty-year follow-up of cancer incidence in a historical cohort of Minnesota breast cancer families.

@article{Sellers1999FiftyyearFO,
  title={Fifty-year follow-up of cancer incidence in a historical cohort of Minnesota breast cancer families.},
  author={Thomas A. Sellers and Richard L. King and James R. Cerhan and Po Ling Chen and Dawn M. Grabrick and Lawrence H. Kushi and William S Oetting and Robert A Vierkant and Celine M. Vachon and Fergus J. Couch and Terry M. Therneau and J. E. Olson and V. Shane Pankratz and Lynn C. Hartmann and Victoria E. Anderson},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={8 12},
  pages={1051-7}
}
A family history of breast cancer is well established as a risk factor for the disease. Because family history is a dynamic rather than a static characteristic, longitudinal studies of entire families can be very instructive in quantifying the significance of risk classification. The Minnesota Breast Cancer Family Study is a historical cohort study of relatives of a consecutive series of 426 breast cancer cases (probands) identified between 1944 and 1952. The incidence of cancer and the… CONTINUE READING

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