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Height and cancer incidence in the Million Women Study: prospective cohort, and meta-analysis of prospective studies of height and total cancer risk

Green, Jane; Cairns, Benjamin J; Casabonne, Delphine; Wright, F Lucy; Reeves, Gillian K; Beral, Valerie; Million Women Study, Collaborators; Banks, Emily

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Background: Epidemiological studies have shown that taller people are at increased risk of cancer, but it is unclear if height-associated risks vary by cancer site, or by other factors such as smoking and socioeconomic status. Our aim was to investigate these associations in a large UK prospective cohort with sufficient information on incident cancer to allow direct comparison of height-associated risk across cancer sites and in relation to major potential confounding and modifying factors....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54425
Source: Lancet Oncology, The
DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(11)70154-1

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