Premenopausal endogenous oestrogen levels and breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Walker2011PremenopausalEO,
  title={Premenopausal endogenous oestrogen levels and breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis},
  author={Kristina Smith Walker and Denise Bratton and Cheyanna Frost},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2011}
}
Background:Many of the established risk factors for breast cancer implicate circulating hormone levels in the aetiology of the disease. Increased levels of postmenopausal endogenous oestradiol (E2) have been found to increase the risk of breast cancer, but no such association has been confirmed in premenopausal women. We carried out a meta-analysis to summarise the available evidence in women before the menopause.Methods:We identified seven prospective studies of premenopausal endogenous E2 and… CONTINUE READING
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