Plasma prolactin levels and subsequent risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

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BACKGROUND In animal studies, prolactin has been found to be important for mammary epithelial development and its administration has been shown consistently to increase the rate of mammary tumor formation. Previous epidemiologic studies of prolactin and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women have been limited in size, and the results have been… (More)

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@article{Hankinson1999PlasmaPL, title={Plasma prolactin levels and subsequent risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.}, author={S. E. Hankinson and W. C. Willett and Dominique Michaud and Joann E. Manson and G. A. Colditz and Christopher Longcope and Bernard Rosner and Frank E. Speizer}, journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute}, year={1999}, volume={91 7}, pages={629-34} }