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Ocular input for human melatonin regulation: relevance to breast cancer.

  title={Ocular input for human melatonin regulation: relevance to breast cancer.},
  author={Gena L. Glickman and Robert Levin and George C. Brainard},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  volume={23 Suppl 2},
The impact of breast cancer on women across the world has been extensive and severe. As prevalence of breast cancer is greatest in industrialized regions, exposure to light at night has been proposed as a potential risk factor. This theory is supported by the epidemiological observations of decreased breast cancer in blind women and increased breast cancer in women who do shift-work. In addition, human, animal and in vitro studies which have investigated the melatonin-cancer dynamic indicate an… 

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