Timing of pubertal stages and breast cancer risk: the Breakthrough Generations Study

  title={Timing of pubertal stages and breast cancer risk: the Breakthrough Generations Study},
  author={Danielle H Bodicoat and Minouk J. Schoemaker and M. E. Jones and E Michelle McFadden and James A. Griffin and Alan A. Ashworth and Anthony J Swerdlow},
  booktitle={Breast Cancer Research},
Breast development and hormonal changes at puberty might affect breast cancer risk, but epidemiological analyses have focussed largely on age at menarche and not at other pubertal stages. We investigated associations between the timing of pubertal stages and breast cancer risk using data from a cohort study of 104,931 women (Breakthrough Generations Study, UK, 2003–2013). Pubertal variables were reported retrospectively at baseline. Breast cancer risk was analysed using Cox regression models… CONTINUE READING
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