Published in Cancer Weekly, May 10th, 2005
Irma H. Russo, MD, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and colleagues reported their findings at the American Association for Cancer Research 96th annual meeting on April 17, 2005.
A number of studies around the world have established that a full-term pregnancy by age 20 reduces breast cancer risk by half. Previous studies by Russo and colleagues suggest that breast cells reach full maturity - a process called differentiation - only after a full-term pregnancy. Once this process is complete, the...
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