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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Occupational Histories of Cancer Patients in a Canadian Cancer Treatment Centre and the Generated Hypothesis Regarding Breast Cancer and Farming
Authors: Brophy, James T
Keith, Margaret M
Gorey, Kevin M
Laukkanen, Ethan
Hellyer, Deborah J
Watterson, Andrew
Reinhartz, Abraham
Gilbertson, Michael
Contact Email: jimbrophy@sympatico.ca
Keywords: breast cancer
Canada
cancer registry
epidemiology
farming
occupational history
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Abel Publication Services, Inc
Citation: Brophy JT, Keith MM, Gorey KM, Laukkanen E, Hellyer DJ, Watterson A, Reinhartz A & Gilbertson M (2002) Occupational Histories of Cancer Patients in a Canadian Cancer Treatment Centre and the Generated Hypothesis Regarding Breast Cancer and Farming, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 8 (4), pp. 346-353.
Abstract: Occupational exposures increase cancer risks. The Windsor Regional Cancer Centre in Windsor, Ontario, was the first Canadian cancer treatment center to collect the work histories of its patients, which were recorded using a computer-based questionnaire. Breast cancer cases represented the largest respondent group. The lifetime occupational histories of 299 women with newly diagnosed breast cancers were compared with those of 237 women with other cancers. Odds ratios (ORs) were calculated using logistic regression, adjusting for age, social class, and education. The OR for women £ 55 years of age with breast cancer who had ever farmed, compared with women of the same age with other cancers, was 9.05 (95% CI 1.06, 77.43). Patients’ occupational histories can help to inform understanding of cancer etiology and prevention. This effort points to a need for investigation of the possible association between breast cancer and agricultural hazards such as pesticides.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/605
URL: http://www.ijoeh.com/index.php/ijoeh
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of the publisher version of the article in this repository. The article was first published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health http://www.ijoeh.com/index.php/ijoeh
Affiliation: University of Windsor
University of Windsor
University of Windsor
Windsor Regional Cancer Centre
Windsor Regional Cancer Centre
HS Research - Stirling
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers



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