Risk factors for metachronous contralateral breast cancer suggest two aetiological pathways.

@article{Vichapat2011RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for metachronous contralateral breast cancer suggest two aetiological pathways.},
  author={Voralak Vichapat and Cheryl E. Gillett and Ian S. Fentiman and Andrew N J Tutt and Lars H Holmberg and Margreet L{\"u}chtenborg},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 13},
  pages={1919-27}
}
Although many studies show an increased risk of metachronous contralateral breast cancer (CBC) in women with a positive family history and young age at diagnosis of the initial breast cancer, the aetiological pathways are still enigmatic. In a cohort of 8478 primary breast cancer patients diagnosed between 1975 and 2006, 558 cases of metachronous CBC were identified. Using multivariate Cox proportional hazards models, we analysed risk factors assessed at the time of the first primary tumour… CONTINUE READING
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