Population-based estimates of the relation between breast cancer risk, tumor subtype, and family history

@article{Welsh2008PopulationbasedEO,
  title={Population-based estimates of the relation between breast cancer risk, tumor subtype, and family history},
  author={Megan L. Welsh and Diana S. M. Buist and Erin J. Aiello Bowles and Melissa L Anderson and Joann G. Elmore and Christopher I. Li},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2008},
  volume={114},
  pages={549-558}
}
Objective Many studies that have estimated the breast cancer risk attributable to family history have been based on data collected within family units. Use of this study design has likely overestimated risks for the general population. We provide population-based estimates of breast cancer risk and different tumor subtypes in relation to the degree, number, and age at diagnosis of affected relatives. Methods Cox Proportional Hazards to calculate risks (hazard ratios; 95% confidence interval) of… CONTINUE READING