Chlordecone exposure and risk of prostate cancer.

  title={Chlordecone exposure and risk of prostate cancer.},
  author={Luc Multigner and Jean Rodrigue Ndong and Arnaud Giusti and Marc Romana and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Delacroix-Maillard and Sylvaine Cordier and Bernard J{\'e}gou and Jean Pierre Thom{\'e} and Pascal Blanchet},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={28 21},
PURPOSE Determining whether environmental estrogens are associated with the risk of prostate cancer may have important implications for our general understanding of this disease. The estrogenic insecticide chlordecone was used extensively in the French West Indies, contaminating the population for more than 30 years. We analyzed the relationship between exposure to chlordecone and the risk of prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated 623 men with prostate cancer and 671 controls… CONTINUE READING
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