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September 22/29, 2004

Association of Aspirin Use and Hormone Receptor Status With Breast Cancer Risk

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(12):1426-1427. doi:10.1001/jama.292.12.1426-b

To the Editor: Dr Terry and colleagues recently demonstrated an association between aspirin use and a reduced incidence of hormone receptor–positive breast cancer.1 We are concerned about how the implied relative change of risk (a 26% decrease; OR, 0.74; 95% CI, 0.60-0.93) is presented to the public without addressing the absolute risk reduction.

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