Hormonal factors in human carcinogenesis

  • Frits de Waard
  • Published 1984 in Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology


A synopsis is presented of hormone-cancer relationships as seen by an epidemiologist. Emphasis has been placed on reproductive risk factors and cancers of the endometrium, ovary and breast. Although there are definite parallelisms in this regard the aetiological mechanisms for these three sites may be different. Evidence is accumulating that the protective… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00402463

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