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Research Article

Polymorphic Variation of Genes in the Fibrinolytic System and the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

  • Yaakov Bentov mail,

    Bentov@lunenfeld.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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  • Theodore J. Brown,

    Affiliations: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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  • Mohammad R. Akbari,

    Affiliation: Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Robert Royer,

    Affiliation: Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Harvey Risch,

    Affiliation: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Barry Rosen,

    Affiliations: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Gynecologic Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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  • John McLaughlin,

    Affiliation: Gynecologic Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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  • Ping Sun,

    Affiliation: Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Shiyu Zhang,

    Affiliation: Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Steven A. Narod,

    Affiliation: Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Robert F. Casper

    Affiliations: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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  • Published: June 15, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005918

About the Authors

Yaakov Bentov, Theodore J. Brown, Barry Rosen, Robert F. Casper
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Yaakov Bentov, Theodore J. Brown, Robert F. Casper
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Mohammad R. Akbari, Robert Royer, Ping Sun, Shiyu Zhang, Steven A. Narod
Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Harvey Risch
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Barry Rosen, John McLaughlin
Gynecologic Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: Bentov@lunenfeld.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YB TB BR JM SAN RC. Performed the experiments: RR PS SZ. Analyzed the data: YB RR HR JM SAN RC. Wrote the paper: YB TB MRA SAN RC.