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Research Article

Birth Weight, Breast Cancer and the Potential Mediating Hormonal Environment

  • Radek Bukowski mail,

    rkbukows@utmb.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Rowan T. Chlebowski,

    Affiliation: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America

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  • Inger Thune,

    Affiliations: Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

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  • Anne-Sofie Furberg,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

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  • Gary D. V. Hankins,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Fergal D. Malone,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Mary E. D’Alton

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: July 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040199

About the Authors

Radek Bukowski, Gary D. V. Hankins
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America
Rowan T. Chlebowski
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America
Inger Thune
Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Inger Thune, Anne-Sofie Furberg
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
Fergal D. Malone
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Mary E. D’Alton
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rkbukows@utmb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RB. Analyzed the data: RB RTC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RB GH FM MD. Wrote the paper: RB RTC. Critically revised the manuscript: RB RTC IT AF GH FM MD.