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Height as an explanatory factor for sex differences in human cancer.

Authors
  • Walter, Roland B
  • Brasky, Theodore M
  • Buckley, Sarah A
  • Potter, John D
  • White, Emily
Type
Published Article
Journal
JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jun 19, 2013
Volume
105
Issue
12
Pages
860–868
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djt102
PMID: 23708052
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Height is an important explanatory factor for the excess risk for men for many shared-site cancers. This suggests that some of the excess risk is due to factors associated with height (eg, number of susceptible cells in a specific organ or growth-influencing exposures in childhood).

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