Intrauterine factors and risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of current evidence.

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The Lancet. Oncology, ISSN: 1474-5488, Vol: 8, Issue: 12, Page: 1088-1100

Publication Year:
2007
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PMID:
18054879
DOI:
10.1016/s1470-2045(07)70377-7; 10.1016/s1470-2045%2807%2970377-7
Author(s):
Xue, Fei; Michels, Karin B
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Medicine
review description
Emerging evidence suggests an association between female prenatal experience and her subsequent risk of developing breast cancer. Potential underlying mechanisms include variation in amounts of maternal endogenous sex hormones and growth hormones, germ-cell mutations, formation of cancer stem-cells, and other genetic or epigenetic events. We reviewed and summarised quantitatively the available data on intrauterine exposures and risk of breast cancer.