Smoking and alcohol consumption in relation to risk of triple-negative breast cancer in a cohort of postmenopausal women

@article{Kabat2011SmokingAA,
  title={Smoking and alcohol consumption in relation to risk of triple-negative breast cancer in a cohort of postmenopausal women},
  author={Geoffrey C Kabat and M. Marie Kim and Amanda I. Phipps and Christopher I. Li and Catherine R. Messina and Jean Wactawski-Wende and Lewis L Kuller and Michael S Simon and Shagufta Yasmeen and Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller and Thomas Rohan},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={775-783}
}
Little is known about the risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which has a worse prognosis compared to hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. We examined the association of smoking and alcohol intake with TNBC and estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer. Among 148,030 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, 300 TNBC cases and 2,479 ER+ cases were identified over a median of 8.0 years of follow-up. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate hazard… CONTINUE READING