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Comment & Response
October 25, 2016

Breast Cancer Risk After Ovarian Stimulation for In Vitro Fertilization

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • 2Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, University of Rome “Sapienza,” Latina, Italy
  • 3Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology, and Pathology, University of Rome “Sapienza,” Latina, Italy
JAMA. 2016;316(16):1713. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.15240

To the Editor The study by Dr van den Belt-Dusebout and colleagues1 investigated a debated aspect of reproductive medicine: breast cancer risk following ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF).2-5 The authors concluded that “these findings are consistent with absence of a significant increase in long-term risk of breast cancer among IVF-treated women.”1 However, some important points should be discussed.