Journal article

Prediagnosis alcohol intake and metachronous cancer risk in cancer survivors: A prospective cohort study

Harindra Jayasekara, Allison M Hodge, Andrew Haydon, Robin Room, John L Hopper, Dallas R English, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, Graham G Giles, Roger L Milne, Robert J MacInnis



Alcohol consumption is a known cause of cancer, but its role in the etiology of second primary (metachronous) cancer is uncertain. Associations between alcohol intake up until study enrollment (prediagnosis) and risk of metachronous cancer were estimated using 9435 participants in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study who were diagnosed with their first invasive cancer after enrollment (1990-1994). Follow-up was from date of first invasive cancer until diagnosis of metachronous cancer, death or censor date (February 2018), whichever came first. Alcohol intake for 10-year periods from age 20 until decade encompassing baseline using recalled beverage-specific frequency and quantity was used..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Cancer Council Victoria; Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education; National Health and Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Numbers: 209057, 396414, 1074383, GNT1163120; Victorian Health Promotion Foundation