Cigarette smoking and risk of ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 21 case-control studies.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer causes & control : CCC, Volume 24, Issue 5, p.989-1004 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, April 2013, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

The majority of previous studies have observed an increased risk of mucinous ovarian tumors associated with cigarette smoking, but the association with other histological types is unclear. In a large pooled analysis, we examined the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer associated with multiple measures of cigarette smoking with a focus on characterizing risks according to tumor behavior and histology.