Marijuana smoking and the risk of head and neck cancer: pooled analysis in the INHANCE consortium.

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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 5, p.1544-51 (2009)


2009, Adult, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Chi-Square Distribution, Female, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Latin America, Logistic Models, Male, Marijuana Smoking, Middle Aged, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Smoking, United States


Marijuana contains carcinogens similar to tobacco smoke and has been suggested by relatively small studies to increase the risk of head and neck cancer (HNC). Because tobacco is a major risk factor for HNC, large studies with substantial numbers of never tobacco users could help to clarify whether marijuana smoking is independently associated with HNC risk.