Pregnancy hormone concentrations across ethnic groups: implications for later cancer risk.

@article{Potischman2005PregnancyHC,
  title={Pregnancy hormone concentrations across ethnic groups: implications for later cancer risk.},
  author={Nancy A. Potischman and Rebecca Troisi and Ravi I. Thadhani and Robert Nathaniel Hoover and Kevin Dodd and William Wayne Davis and Patrick M. Sluss and Chung-Cheng Hsieh and Rachel Ballard-Barbash},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={1514-20}
}
A variety of in utero factors have been associated with risk of adult cancers, particularly birth weight, toxemia, and gestational age. These factors are thought to reflect hormonal exposures during pregnancy. We hypothesized that the prenatal hormonal milieu may explain part of the variation in cancer rates across ethnic groups, for example, the higher… CONTINUE READING