Soy products contain isoflavones, which are chemically similar to estrogen. Studies investigating a link to breast cancer show mixed results.
Reviews and commentaries on the Environment and Breast Cancer Science Reviews databases were published in Environmental Factors in Breast Cancer, a supplement issue of CANCER. EVIDENCE FROM HUMANS
Review Articles
  • Environmental chemicals and breast cancer: An updated review of epidemiological literature informed by biological mechanisms - Article (pdf)
    Rodgers, K.M., J.O. Udesky, R.A. Rudel, J.G. Brody. 2018. Environmental Research. 160: 152-182.
  • Environmental pollutants and breast cancer - Article (pdf), Summary (pdf)
    Brody, J.G., Moysich, K.P., Humblet, O., Attfield, K. R., Beehler, G.B., Rudel, R.A. 2007. Cancer, 109 (S12): 2667-2712. [online May 14, 2007, print June 15, 2007]
  • Diet and breast cancer - Article (pdf), Summary (pdf)
    Michels, K.B., Mohllajee, A.P., Bahmanyar, E.R., Beehler, G.B., Moysich, K.P. 2007. Cancer, 109 (S12): 2712-2749. [online May 14, 2007, print June 15, 2007]
  • Use of common medications and breast cancer risk - Article (pdf)
    Moysich, K.B., Beehler, G.P., Zirpoli, G., Choi, J.Y., Baker, J.A. 2008. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 17(7): 1564-1595.
  • Intrauterine factors and risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of current evidence - Abstract
    Xue, R., and Michels, K.B. 2007. Lancet Oncology, 8 (12): 1088-1100.

EVIDENCE FROM ANIMALS
Review Articles

  • Animal mammary gland carcinogens - Article (pdf), Summary (pdf)
    Rudel, R.A., Attfield, K. R., Schifano, J., Brody, J.G. 2007. Cancer, 109 (S12): 2635-2667. [online May 14, 2007, print June 15, 2007]
COMMENTARIES ON THE SCIENCE REVIEWS
  • Environment and breast cancer - Where do we stand? - Commentary (pdf), Summary (pdf)
    Brody, J.G., Rudel, R.A., Michels, K.B., Moysich, K.P., Bernstein, L., Attfield, K. R., Gray, S. 2007. Cancer, 109 (S12): 2627-2634. [online May 14, 2007, print June 15, 2007]
  • Breast cancer advocates seek prevention - Commentary (pdf)
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 2007. Cancer, 109 (S12): 2750-2751. [online May 14, 2007, print June 15, 2007]
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