Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Bengt Lindegård, Herbert L. Muncie, Georgia Andrianopoulos, Richard L. Nelson, Judith S. Gavaler, Elaine R. Rosenblum, Patricia K. Eagon, David H. Van Thiel, Cliff Pohl, Iain M. Campbell, Richard G. Stevens, Robert A. Hiatt, Victor Herbert, Elizabeth Jayatilleke, Spencer Shaw, Raphael J. Witorsch, Arthur Schatzkin, Robert Hoover, Christine Carter, Louise BrintonMarsha Reichman, D. Yvonne Jones, Regina G. Ziegler, Philip R. Taylor, Walter C. Willett, Meir J. Stampfer, Graham A. Colditz, Bernie A. Rosner, Charles H. Hennekens, Frank E. Speizer, Saxon Graham

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To the Editor: The editorial on alcohol and breast cancer (May 7 issue)1 underscores the need for more research on the topic because of several shortcomings of the epidemiologic information available: (1) the incidence of breast cancer is higher in upper socioeconomic groups, (2) follow-up studies in the past have been based on insufficient numbers of subjects or have had too short a period of follow-up, and (3) selection bias in hospitals may be due to admission practices or a particular organization of the health care delivery system in a given general population. To this list could be added a…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1285-1289
Number of pages5
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 12 1987


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