Hormonal factors and risk of ovarian germ cell cancer in young women.

@article{Walker1988HormonalFA,
  title={Hormonal factors and risk of ovarian germ cell cancer in young women.},
  author={Antony Hayden Walker and R K Ronald K Ross and Robert W Haile and Brian E. Henderson},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1988},
  volume={57},
  pages={418 - 422}
}
No previous controlled studies of ovarian germ cell tumours have been reported; however the tumour is similar to germ cell testicular cancer in terms of histology, age-specific incidence rates (i.e. highest rates in young adulthood), and secular trends of increasing incidence. The investigation was designed to determine if maternal hormonal factors which have been found to increase the risk of testis cancer in male offspring are also risk factors for the ovarian tumour. The analysis is based on… CONTINUE READING