The causation of breast cancer in certain strains of mice by a virus that can be transmitted vertically, through the milk produced during lactation, has led to the hypothesis that a similar phenomenon could exist in humans.
There have been laboratory-based studies in humans suggesting that a virus may be involved in the etiology of female breast cancer although other investigations did not support this hypothesis.
Descriptive data and epidemiologic evidence of ecologic nature do not indicate a role of lactation in the causation of human breast cancer, but the hypothesis has not been adequately assessed in analytic epidemiologic studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Allaitement, Glande mammaire, Facteur risque, Glande mammaire pathologie, Naissance, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Breast feeding, Mammary gland, Risk factor, Mammary gland diseases, Birth, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Human
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Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.