Urinary estrogens and estrogen metabolites and subsequent risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women.

@article{Eliassen2012UrinaryEA,
  title={Urinary estrogens and estrogen metabolites and subsequent risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women.},
  author={A Heather Eliassen and Donna Spiegelman and Xia Xu and Larry K. Keefer and Timothy D. Veenstra and Robert L. Barbieri and Walter C Willett and Susan E. Hankinson and Regina G Ziegler},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2012},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={696-706}
}
Endogenous estrogens and estrogen metabolism are hypothesized to be associated with premenopausal breast cancer risk but evidence is limited. We examined 15 urinary estrogens/estrogen metabolites and breast cancer risk among premenopausal women in a case-control study nested within the Nurses' Health Study II (NHSII). From 1996 to 1999, urine was collected from 18,521 women during the mid-luteal menstrual phase. Breast cancer cases (N = 247) diagnosed between collection and June 2005 were… CONTINUE READING
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