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Family history and breast cancer tumour characteristics in screened women

Couto, Elisabeth; Banks, Emily; Reeves, Gillian K; Pirie, Kirstin; Beral, Valerie

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Women with a family history of breast cancer have an increased risk of the disease. However, since they tend to experience greater surveillance for the disease, their breast cancers may be detected at an earlier stage, thus making it difficult to assess reliably whether tumour characteristics vary by family history. Information on 9,731 Million Women Study participants with screen-detected breast cancer, diagnosed in 1996-2003, and 37,983 matched controls, who also attended routine screening...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24081
Source: International Journal of Cancer
DOI: 10.1002/ijc.23701

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