An examination of the association between lifetime history of prostate and pancreatic cancer diagnosis and occupation in a population sample of Canadians
Authors: Smriti Singh, James Ted McDonald, Gabriela Ilie, and Anil Adisesh
Background Occupation was assessed as possible risk factors for prostate (PCa) and pancreatic cancer in a large Canadian worker cohort. Methods The Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) was derived from linking the 1991 Canadian Census Cohort to the Canadian Cancer Database (1969-2010), Canadian Mortality Database (1991-2011), and Tax Summary Files (1981-2011). From the total sample of 1,931,110 persons, we identified and derived two samples of 28,610 men and 3,220 men and women with a past history of PCa and pancreatic cancer diagnoses, respectively. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate hazards ratios and 95% confidence intervals for occupation. Results In Canadian men aged 24-64 years, the highest elevated risks of PCa were observed for library clerks (HR = 2.36, 95% CI:1.12-4.97), medical radiation technologists (HR = 1.66, 95% CI:1.04-2.65), telecommunications and line cable workers (HR = 1.62, 95% CI: 1.22-3.16) and commissioned police officers (HR = 1.54, 95% CI: 1.10-2.16. The highest elevated risk for pancreatic cancer were observed for commissioned police officers (HR = 4.34, 95% CI: 1.85-10.21), photographic and film processors (HR = 3.97, 95% CI:1.69-9.34), railway and motor transport labourers (HR = 3.94, 95% CI: 1.67-9.29), and computer engineers (HR = 3.82, 95%CI: 1.52-9.61). Conclusion These findings emphasize the need for further study of job-related exposures and the potential influence of non-occupational factors such as screening practices.
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|Author||Smriti Singh, James Ted McDonald, Gabriela Ilie, and Anil Adisesh|
|Title||An examination of the association between lifetime history of prostate and pancreatic cancer diagnosis and occupation in a population sample of Canadians|
|Journal Name||PLOS One|
- Smriti Singh
- Smriti Singh, James Ted McDonald, Gabriela Ilie, and Anil Adisesh
- An examination of the association between lifetime history of prostate and pancreatic cancer diagnosis and occupation in a population sample of Canadians
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