Physical activity in adolescence and testicular germ cell cancer risk.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer causes & control : CCC, Volume 20, Issue 8, p.1281-90 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Adult, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Epidemiology Core Facility, Health Behavior, Humans, Male, Motor Activity, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Shared Resources, Social Class, Testicular Neoplasms, Young Adult


Several, but not all, studies have observed increased risks of testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC) associated with bicycling and other recreational activities. To further examine whether physical activity (PA) in adolescence is associated with TGCC risk, the authors conducted a case-control study in western Washington State.