Testicular Cancer in Twins : A Meta-Analysis

Neale, Rachel, Carriere, Philippe, & Baade, Peter D. (2008) Testicular Cancer in Twins : A Meta-Analysis. British Journal of Cancer, 98(1), pp. 171-173.

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In a meta-analysis of testicular cancer in twins, twins had a 30% increased risk (estimate 1.31, 95% CI 1.1-1.6), providing indirect support for the hypothesis that in utero hormone variations influence risk of testicular cancer. The summary-estimate for dizygotic twins was 1.3 (1.0-1.7) and for monozygotic or same sex twins 1.4 (1.2-1.8).

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ID Code: 13978
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: BJC papers will become freely available to readers 12 months after they are published in an online issue. They will be made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Licence, Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England and Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk.
Keywords: Testicular Neoplasms, Twinning
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604136
ISSN: 0007-0920
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified (111299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Nature Publishing Group
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:38

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