Review article : epidemiology of male breast cancer. A meta-analysis of published case-control studies and discussion of selected aetiological factors.
Male breast cancer is a rare tumour in all parts of the world.
About 1% of all breast cancers occur in men, but the male/female ratio is higher among black than among white populations.
This effect can be seen in US cancer registries and even more markedly in African data.
A positive correlation exists on a population scale between male breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Seven case-control studies of male breast cancer are available, and a pooled analysis was conducted of the most commonly suspected risk factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Métaanalyse, Epidémiologie, Glande mammaire, Facteur risque, Glande mammaire pathologie, Etiologie, Article synthèse, Mâle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Metaanalysis, Epidemiology, Mammary gland, Risk factor, Mammary gland diseases, Etiology, Review, Male, Human
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