Risk of breast cancer and organochlorine exposure.

  title={Risk of breast cancer and organochlorine exposure.},
  author={Mary S. Wolff and Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte and Neil Dubin and Paolo G. Toniolo},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={9 3},
A prospective investigation of breast cancer and organochlorine (OC) exposures was undertaken in the New York University Women's Health Study. Cases (n = 148) and individually matched controls (n = 295) were identified among women whose blood had been obtained 6 months or more prior to breast cancer diagnosis. In addition, among 84 cases and 196 controls, two or more consecutive annual blood samples were available to estimate half-lives of 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl) ethene (DDE) and… CONTINUE READING
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