Association between circulating white blood cell count and cancer mortality: a population-based cohort study.

@article{Shankar2006AssociationBC,
  title={Association between circulating white blood cell count and cancer mortality: a population-based cohort study.},
  author={A. Bhavani Shankar and Jie Jin Wang and Elena Rochtchina and Mimi C. Yu and Richard F. Kefford and Paul Mitchell},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={166 2},
  pages={188-94}
}
BACKGROUND Inflammatory processes are implicated in the development and progression of cancer. However, it is not clear whether systemic markers of inflammation predict cancer. We examined the prospective relationship between circulating white blood cell (WBC) count and cancer mortality. METHODS Population-based cohort study of 3189 individuals, aged 49 to 84 years and free of cancer at the baseline examination (January 1, 1992, to December 31, 1994), in the Blue Mountains region, west of… CONTINUE READING

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