Characteristics relating to ovarian cancer risk: Collaborative analysis of 12 us case-control studies: I. Methods

Alice S. Whittemore, Robin B Harris, Jacqueline Itnyre, Jerry Halpern

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Data from 12 US case-control studies of ovarian cancer, conducted during the period 1956-1986 and representing some 3, 000 cases and 10,000 controls, were pooled and reanalyzed. Separate analyses were conducted for four subgroups of the pooled data: invasive epithelial ovarian cancers in white women; epithelial ovarian cancers of low malignant potential in white women, epithelial ovarian cancers in black women, and nonepithelial ovarian cancers. This paper gives a brief description of the participating studies and describes the methods used in the collaborative analysis. Am J Epidemiol1992; 136: 1175-83

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1183
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 1992
Externally publishedYes



  • Case-control studies
  • Methods
  • Ovarian neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Epidemiology

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