The relationship between gravidity and parity and colorectal cancer risk.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of women's health (2002), Volume 18, Issue 7, p.995-1001 (2009)


2009, Center-Authored Paper, Public Health Sciences Division


The influence of hormonal changes caused by pregnancy has been well studied in relation to colorectal cancer risk, but the association remains undefined. The purpose of this investigation was to examine in a case-control study the relationship between differences in gravidity and parity and colorectal cancer risk and if the association varied by microsatellite instability (MSI), a feature more common in women.