Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Altered Risk of Lung Cancer in a Population-Based Case-Control Study

@inproceedings{Koshiol2009ChronicOP,
  title={Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Altered Risk of Lung Cancer in a Population-Based Case-Control Study},
  author={Jill Koshiol and Melissa Rotunno and Dario Consonni and Angela Cecilia Pesatori and Sara De Matteis and Alisa M Goldstein and Anil K Chaturvedi and Sholom Wacholder and Maria Teresa Landi and Jay H. Lubin and Neil E. Caporaso},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been consistently associated with increased risk of lung cancer. However, previous studies have had limited ability to determine whether the association is due to smoking. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The Environment And Genetics in Lung cancer Etiology (EAGLE) population-based case-control study recruited 2100 cases and 2120 controls, of whom 1934 cases and 2108 controls reported about diagnosis of chronic bronchitis, emphysema… CONTINUE READING