David R Risser

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Potential risk factors in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were studied in a case-control study of 315 RCC cases, 313 hospital and 336 population controls. Risk factors included body mass index, education, smoking, beverage use, and artificial sweeteners. High body mass index, when present at age 20 and maintained, was a significant risk factor in both men and(More)
Potential risk factors in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were studied in a case-control study of 315 RCC cases and 313 hospital and 336 population controls. Risk factors included medical history, radiation exposure, predominant lifetime occupation, exposure to high-risk industries, and summary of important risk factors by a linear logistic regression model(More)
OBJECTIVES This study uses Indian Health Service inpatient data to estimate cancer incidence among American Indians and Alaska Natives. METHODS Hospital discharge data for 1980 through 1987 were used to identify cases of cancer for 21 sites in women and 18 sites in men. Estimates of incidence were directly standardized to data from the Surveillance,(More)
An outbreak of tuberculosis at a shelter for homeless men was studied in detail to further the understanding of the epidemiology of tuberculosis in this setting. The shelter provides evening accommodations for men aged 50 yr and older. The capacity is approximately 200 clients, and the client pool is approximately 1,000 men/yr. During a 6-wk period in(More)
We have confirmed heterogeneity in CF using a different combination of primary clinical variables than those used in previous studies. Subgroupings of individuals with similar levels of sweat chloride were independent of the clustering based on level of pancreatic enzyme supplementation and degree of pulmonary involvement. Data from families with multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) (mycosis fungoides and its leukemic variant, Sezary syndrome) are rare malignancies. Reports of the occurrence of mycosis fungoides in married couples and families raise the possibility of an environmental trigger for this cancer. Although it has been suggested that CTCL arises from inappropriate T-cell(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer incidence and cancer survival estimates in American Indians are quite limited. PURPOSE Our purpose was to estimate cancer incidence and survival in American Indians who were registered for Indian Health Service (IHS) care in Montana. METHODS We linked databases from the IHS and the Montana Central Tumor Registry (MCTR) to ascertain(More)
Cancer incidence and mortality rates were estimated among three ethnic groups in Texas. Ratios confirmed higher rates of total cancers (all cancer types combined) and of many individual sites in urban versus rural areas for all males and for Anglo females. Urban African-American females had elevated cancer mortality, but incidence did not show significant(More)
To examine the possibility that patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have chromosomal abnormalities at a common gene locus, we undertook a study of patients with and without a history of hereditary disease as part of an ongoing population-based case-control study of risk factors in RCC. We identified 112 patients for cytogenetic study. Chromosome(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether stage of cancer diagnosis was associated with the socioeconomic status (SES) of the census tract where the patient resides, and to assess whether this is modified by race, ethnicity, or urban/rural residence, other factors known to affect cancer diagnosis stage. METHODS Using 2004-2008 data from the Texas Cancer Registry,(More)