Journal article

Smoking and prostate cancer: Findings from an Australian case-control study

GG Giles, G Severi, MRE McCredie, DR English, W Johnson, JL Hopper, P Boyle

Annals of Oncology | KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL | Published : 2001


BACKGROUND: To examine the risk of smoking on histopathologically-confirmed moderate- and high-grade prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based case-control study was conducted in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth between 1994 and 1998 in men aged below 70 years. Cases were recruited from cancer registries and controls were selected from electoral registers. 1498 cases and 1434 controls were interviewed and a detailed smoking history obtained. Data were analyzed by unconditional logistic regression, adjusting for age, study center, year of recruitment, family history and country of birth. RESULTS: The odds ratios (OR) were 1.02 (0.85-1.22) for former smoking and 0.82 (0.65-1.05) fo..

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