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A family history of breast cancer will not predict female early onset breast cancer in a population-based setting

Authors
Journal
BMC Cancer
1471-2407
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-8-203
Keywords
  • Research Article
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

1471-2407-8-203.fm ral ss BioMed CentBMC Cancer Open AcceResearch article A family history of breast cancer will not predict female early onset breast cancer in a population-based setting Geertruida H de Bock*1,2, Catharina E Jacobi2, Caroline Seynaeve3, Elly MM Krol-Warmerdam4, Jannet Blom3, Christi J van Asperen5, Cees J Cornelisse6, Jan GM Klijn3, Peter Devilee7, Rob AEM Tollenaar4, Cecile TM Brekelmans3 and Johannes C van Houwelingen8 Address: 1Department of Epidemiology, Groningen University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2Department of Medical Decision Making, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, 3Department of Medical Oncology, Erasmus Medical Center-Dr Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 4Department of Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, 5Department of Clinical Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, 6Department of Pathology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, 7Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands and 8Department of Medical Statistics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands Email: Geertruida H de Bock* - [email protected]; Catharina E Jacobi - [email protected]; Caroline Seynaeve - [email protected]; Elly MM Krol-Warmerdam - [email protected]; Jannet Blom - [email protected]; Christi J van Asperen - [email protected]; Cees J Cornelisse - [email protected]; Jan GM Klijn - [email protected]; Peter Devilee - [email protected]; Rob AEM Tollenaar - [email protected]; Cecile TM Brekelmans - [email protected]; Johannes C van Houwelingen - [email protected] * Corresponding author Abstract Background: An increased risk of breast cancer for relatives of breast cancer patients has been demonstrated in many studies, and having a relative diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age is an indicatio

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