Explaining variance in the cumulus mammographic measures that predict breast cancer risk: a twins and sisters study.

TitleExplaining variance in the cumulus mammographic measures that predict breast cancer risk: a twins and sisters study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsNguyen TL, Schmidt DF, Makalic E, Dite GS, Stone J, Apicella C, Bui M, Macinnis RJ, Odefrey F, Cawson JN, Treloar SA, Southey MC, Giles GG, Hopper JL
JournalCancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology
Volume22
Issue12
Pagination2395-403
Date Published2013 Dec
Abstract

Mammographic density, the area of the mammographic image that appears white or bright, predicts breast cancer risk. We estimated the proportions of variance explained by questionnaire-measured breast cancer risk factors and by unmeasured residual familial factors.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0077095
Alternate JournalCancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev.