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Decrease in breast cancer incidence following a rapid fall in use of hormone replacement therapy in Australia.

Canfell, Karen; Banks, Emily; Moa, Aye M; Beral, Valerie


Objective: To determine if the recent rapid fall in use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in Australia has been followed by a reduction in breast cancer incidence among women aged 50 years or older, but not among younger women. Design and setting: Analysis of trends in annual prescribing of HRT, using Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data, and in annual age-standardised breast cancer incidence rates in Australian women for the period 1996-2003. Results: In Australia, prescribing of HRT...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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