Plasma sex hormone concentrations and breast cancer risk in an ethnically diverse population of postmenopausal women: the Multiethnic Cohort Study.

@article{Woolcott2010PlasmaSH,
  title={Plasma sex hormone concentrations and breast cancer risk in an ethnically diverse population of postmenopausal women: the Multiethnic Cohort Study.},
  author={Christy G Woolcott and Yurii B Shvetsov and Frank Z. Stanczyk and Lynne Ross Wilkens and Kami K L White and Christian P. Caberto and Brian E. Henderson and Lo{\"i}c Le Marchand and Laurence N. Kolonel and Marc T. Goodman},
  journal={Endocrine-related cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={125-34}
}
To add to the existing evidence that comes mostly from White populations, we conducted a nested case-control study to examine the association between sex hormones and breast cancer risk within the Multiethnic Cohort that includes Japanese American, White, Native Hawaiian, African American, and Latina women. Of the postmenopausal women for whom we had a plasma sample, 132 developed breast cancer during follow-up. Two controls per case, matched on study area (Hawaii, Los Angeles), ethnicity/race… CONTINUE READING
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