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

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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


2013, April 2013, Public Health Sciences Division


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.