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Recent declines in breast cancer incidence: mounting evidence that reduced use of menopausal hormones is largely responsible

Banks, Emily; Canfell, Karen

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Substantial reductions in breast cancer incidence in women 50 years old or older have been observed recently in many developed countries, and falling use of menopausal hormone therapy (HT) remains the most plausible explanation. In keeping with recent observations from the Women's Health Initiative, a report from the California Teachers Study cohort in this issue of Breast Cancer Research adds to this growing evidence. The investigators found a 26% reduction in invasive breast cancer in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62417
Source: Breast Cancer Research (Online edition)
DOI: 10.1186/bcr2463

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