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Research Article

Birth Size and Breast Cancer Risk: Re-analysis of Individual Participant Data from 32 Studies

  • Isabel dos Santos Silva equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Isabel dos Santos Silva, Bianca De Stavola

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: isabel.silva@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Bianca De Stavola equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Isabel dos Santos Silva, Bianca De Stavola

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Valerie McCormack,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Collaborative Group on Pre-Natal Risk Factors and Subsequent Risk of Breast Cancer

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050193

About the Authors

Isabel dos Santos Silva, Bianca De Stavola, Valerie McCormack, Collaborative Group on Pre-Natal Risk Factors and Subsequent Risk of Breast Cancer
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: isabel.silva@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

IdSS, BDS, and VM designed the study. All members of the Collaborative Group contributed to data acquisition, with final data checking and standardisation by BDS and VM. BDS performed statistical analysis of data. IdSS, BDS, VM, and all members of the Collaborative Group interpreted the findings. IdSS and BDS had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. IdSS prepared the first draft of the manuscript. All authors provided comments in writing the paper.