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Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin, and Witold Zatonski

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.001.0001

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Cancer of the prostate

Cancer of the prostate

(p.347) Chapter 19 Cancer of the prostate

Fabio Levi

Carlo La Vecchia

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and prostate cancer. There is now definite evidence that cigarette smoking is not a relevant risk factor for prostate cancer, even after a long latency period. The issue of a modest association remains open to debate, but it is unclear whether such a modest association can be investigated in observational epidemiological studies, in consideration also of the need for careful allowance for confounding, since some differences in other factors (including dietary, socioeconomic, or other) may account for the apparent inconsistencies observed across studies.

Keywords:   cigarette smoking, prostate cancer, cancer risk, risk factor

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