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Family history of prostate cancer raises a woman’s risk of breast cancer

Women’s Health Initiative study finds strongest association among African-American women

March 11, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A large new study using data from the Women’s Health Initiative has found that women whose fathers, brothers and sons had prostate cancer may also have a higher risk for breast cancer.

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The value of WHI's combined hormone therapy trial, weighed in lives and dollars saved

The landmark study that prompted millions of women to stop taking combined hormone therapy resulted in $37.1 billion net economic return, thousands of lives saved, a new study finds

May 5, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Landmark study that prompted millions of women to stop taking combined hormone therapy resulted in $37.1 billion net economic return and thousands of lives saved, according to a new study.

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