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Research Article

Case-Control Study of Fetal Microchimerism and Breast Cancer

  • Vijayakrishna K. Gadi mail,

    *E-mail: vkgadi@u.washington.edu

    Affiliations: Division of Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Kathleen E. Malone,

    Affiliations: Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Katherine A. Guthrie,

    Affiliations: Division of Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Peggy L. Porter,

    Affiliations: Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • J. Lee Nelson

    Affiliations: Division of Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: March 05, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001706

About the Authors

Vijayakrishna K. Gadi, Katherine A. Guthrie, J. Lee Nelson
Division of Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Kathleen E. Malone
Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Peggy L. Porter
Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Vijayakrishna K. Gadi, Peggy L. Porter, J. Lee Nelson
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Kathleen E. Malone
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Katherine A. Guthrie
Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: vkgadi@u.washington.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JN VG KM. Performed the experiments: VG. Analyzed the data: JN VG KG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VG KM. Wrote the paper: JN VG KM KG. Other: Performed pathologic review: PP.