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

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

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)

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.