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September 26, 2019

Errors in Statistical Programming for Study About Population-Attributable Risk Proportion of Clinical Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

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  • 1Genentech Inc, San Francisco, California
JAMA Oncol. 2019;5(11):1637-1638. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.4355

To the Editor On behalf of my coauthors, I write to report errors that occurred in the Original Investigation, “Population-Attributable Risk Proportion of Clinical Risk Factors for Breast Cancer,” that was published in the September 2017 issue of JAMA Oncology.1 In that article, we reported the findings of a population-based case-control study with matching on age, year of risk factor assessment, and Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium registry. The study objective was to determine the population-attributable risk proportion (PARP) for breast cancer associated with clinical breast cancer risk factors among premenopausal and postmenopausal women.

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