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Endometriosis as a risk factor for ovarian or endometrial cancer — results of a hospital-based case–control study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, October 2015
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Title
Endometriosis as a risk factor for ovarian or endometrial cancer — results of a hospital-based case–control study
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BMC Cancer, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12885-015-1821-9
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Stefanie Burghaus, Lothar Häberle, Michael G. Schrauder, Katharina Heusinger, Falk C. Thiel, Alexander Hein, David Wachter, Johanna Strehl, Arndt Hartmann, Arif B. Ekici, Stefan P. Renner, Matthias W. Beckmann, Peter A. Fasching

Abstract

No screening programs are available for ovarian or endometrial cancer. One reason for this is the low incidence of the conditions, resulting in low positive predictive values for tests, which are not very specific. One way of addressing this problem might be to use risk factors to define subpopulations with a higher incidence. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which a medical history of endometriosis can serve as a risk factor for ovarian or endometrial cancer. In a hospital-based case-control analysis, the cases represented patients with endometrial or ovarian cancer who were participating in studies aimed at assessing the risk for these diseases. The controls were women between the age of 40 and 85 who were invited to take part via a newspaper advertisement. A total of 289 cases and 1016 controls were included. Using logistic regression models, it was tested whether self-reported endometriosis is a predictor of case-control status in addition to age, body mass index (BMI), number of pregnancies and previous oral contraceptive (OC) use. Endometriosis was reported in 2.1 % of the controls (n = 21) and 4.8 % of the cases (n = 14). Endometriosis was a relevant predictor for case-control status in addition to other predictive factors (OR 2.63; 95 % CI, 1.28 to 5.41). This case-control study found that self-reported endometriosis may be a risk factor for endometrial or ovarian cancer in women between 40 and 85 years. There have been very few studies addressing this issue, and incorporating it into a clinical prediction model would require a more precise characterization of the risk factor of endometriosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 22%
Researcher 7 16%
Other 7 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Other 11 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 56%
Unspecified 5 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 26 October 2017.
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#3,288,295
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#860
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#72,784
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#53
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