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A prospective investigation of predictive and modifiable risk factors for breast cancer in unaffected BRCA1 and BRCA2gene carriers

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, March 2013
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Title
A prospective investigation of predictive and modifiable risk factors for breast cancer in unaffected BRCA1 and BRCA2gene carriers
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BMC Cancer, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-13-138
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Emer M Guinan, Juliette Hussey, Sarah A McGarrigle, Laura A Healy, Jacintha N O’Sullivan, Kathleen Bennett, Elizabeth M Connolly

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common female cancer worldwide. The lifetime risk of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer is approximately 12.5%. For women who carry the deleterious mutation in either of the BRCA genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2, the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer is significantly increased. In recent years there has been increased penetrance of BRCA1 and BRCA2 associated breast cancer, prompting investigation into the role of modifiable risk factors in this group. Previous investigations into this topic have relied on participants recalling lifetime weight changes and subjective methods of recording physical activity. The influence of obesity-related biomarkers, which may explain the link between obesity, physical activity and breast cancer risk, has not been investigated prospectively in this group. This paper describes the design of a prospective cohort study investigating the role of predictive and modifiable risk factors for breast cancer in unaffected BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation carriers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ireland 1 1%
Unknown 74 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 19%
Student > Master 14 19%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Researcher 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 5%
Other 14 19%
Unknown 12 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Unspecified 4 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 18 24%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 June 2013.
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#13,380,993
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#2,970
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#105,661
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Cancer
#59
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