Interaction between tobacco and alcohol use and the risk of head and neck cancer: pooled analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 18, Issue 2, p.541-50 (2009)


2009, Adult, Aged, Alcohol Drinking, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Europe, Female, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, North America, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Tobacco Use Disorder


The magnitude of risk conferred by the interaction between tobacco and alcohol use on the risk of head and neck cancers is not clear because studies have used various methods to quantify the excess head and neck cancer burden.