Journal article

The preventable burden of breast cancers for premenopausal and postmenopausal women in Australia: A pooled cohort study

Maria E Arriaga, Claire M Vajdic, Karen Canfell, Robert Maclnnis, Emily Banks, Julie E Byles, Dianna J Magliano, Anne W Taylor, Paul Mitchell, Graham G Giles, Jonathan E Shaw, Tiffany K Gill, Elizabeth Klaes, Louiza S Velentzis, Robert G Cumming, Vasant Hirani, Maarit A Laaksonen

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Estimates of the future breast cancer burden preventable through modifications to current behaviours are lacking. We assessed the effect of individual and joint behaviour modifications on breast cancer burden for premenopausal and postmenopausal Australian women, and whether effects differed between population subgroups. We linked pooled data from six Australian cohort studies (n = 214,536) to national cancer and death registries, and estimated the strength of the associations between behaviours causally related to cancer incidence and death using adjusted proportional hazards models. We estimated exposure prevalence from representative health surveys. We combined these estimates to calculat..

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