Journal article

Mood disorder and cancer onset: evidence from a population-based sample of Australian women

Stephanie P Cowdery, Amanda L Stuart, Julie A Pasco, Michael Berk, David Campbell, Ottar Bjerkeset, Lana J Williams



OBJECTIVE: The role of mood disorders in cancer onset is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between mood disorder and incident cancer in a population-based sample of women. METHODS: Data were derived from women aged 28-94 years participating in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Mood disorder was identified via Clinical Interview (SCID-I/NP). Cancer data was obtained following linkage with the Victorian Cancer Registry. Demographic and lifestyle factors were self-reported. Nested case-control and retrospective study designs were utilized. RESULTS: In the case-control study (n=807), mood disorder was documented for 18 of the 75 (9.3%) cancer cases and among 288 con..

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Awarded by Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Investigator grant

Funding Acknowledgements

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS) has received funding from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (ID 91-0095) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; ID 251638, ID 299831, ID 628582) of Australia. The funding organizations played no role in the design or conduct of the study, in the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data, nor in the preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript.SPC is supported by a PhD stipend from IMPACT SRC at Deakin University. MB is supported by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships (APP1059660 and APP 1156072) . LJW is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1064272) and a NHMRC Investigator grant (1174060) . We would like to acknowledge the women who participated in the GOS, the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) for cancer data, and the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) for deaths data.