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Family history of prostate and colorectal cancer and risk of colorectal cancer in the Women’s health initiative

BMC Cancer201717:848

Received: 16 February 2017

Accepted: 4 December 2017

Published: 13 December 2017

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Original Submission
16 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Phuong Mai
16 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Phuong Mai
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
4 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
13 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12885-017-3873-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, USA
Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, USA
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Columbus, USA
Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, New York, USA
Department of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, California, USA
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California-Davis, California, USA