Breast cancer risk factors among screening program participants

Louise A. Brinton, Roger R. Williams, Robert N. Hoover, Nancy L. Stegens, Manning Feinleib, Joseph F. Fraumeni

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To examine whether the usual risk indicators for breast cancer apply to individuals participating in screening programs, data were obtained by mailed questionnaire from 405 breast cancer patients identified during the first 2 years of operation of the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project and from a sample of 1, 156 normal screenees (response rate = 88%). Nearly all of the recognized risk factors were seen in this population. The relative risk (RR) of breast cancer was 3.9 among women whose mothers were also affected (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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