Nightshift work and risk of ovarian cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Occupational and environmental medicine, Volume 70, Issue 4, p.231-7 (2013)


2013, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Case-Control Studies, Chronobiology Disorders, Circadian Rhythm, Confidence Intervals, Female, Humans, May 2013, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial, Occupational Exposure, Odds Ratio, Ovarian Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Self Report, Time Factors, Washington, Work Schedule Tolerance


Animal evidence suggests that circadian disruption may be associated with ovarian cancer, though very little epidemiological work has been done to assess this potential association. We evaluated the association between self-reported nightshift work, a known circadian disruptor, and ovarian cancer in a population-based case-control study.