Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer: An Overview with Emphasis on Hormonal Factors

@article{Salehi2008RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer: An Overview with Emphasis on Hormonal Factors},
  author={Fariba Salehi and Lesley D Dunfield and Karen P. Phillips and Daniel Krewski and Barbara C. Vanderhyden},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={301 - 321}
}
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most frequently occurring cancer among women and leading cause of gynecological cancer deaths in North America. Although the etiology of ovarian cancer is not clear, certain factors are implicated in the etiology of this disease, such as ovulation, gonadotropic and steroid hormones, germ cell depletion, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, growth factors, cytokines, and environmental agents. Family history of breast or ovarian cancer is a prominent risk factor for… Expand
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