Risk factors for epithelial ovarian cancer in Japan - results from the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study cohort.

@article{Weiderpass2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for epithelial ovarian cancer in Japan - results from the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study cohort.},
  author={Elisabete Weiderpass and Sven Sandin and Manami Inoue and Taichi Shimazu and Motoki Iwasaki and Shizuka Sasazuki and Norie Sawada and Taiki Yamaji and Shoichiro Tsugane},
  journal={International journal of oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={21-30}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for invasive primary epithelial ovarian cancer among Japanese women. In 1990-1994, 45,748 women aged 40-69 years were enrolled in the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study cohort. Only 86 epithelial ovarian cancer cases were diagnosed during follow-up through 2008, reflecting the low ovarian cancer incidence rates in Japan. Cox proportional hazard models were used to… CONTINUE READING

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