Clues to cancer etiology from studies of farmers.

  title={Clues to cancer etiology from studies of farmers.},
  author={Aaron E. Blair and Shelia Hoar Zahm and Neil E Pearce and Ellen F. Heineman and Joseph F. Jr. Fraumeni},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={18 4},
This article summarizes cancer risks among farmers to clarify the magnitude of the problem and to suggest directions for future research. Significant excesses occurred for Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, leukemia, skin melanomas, and cancers of the lip, stomach, and prostate. Nonsignificant increases in risk were also noted for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and cancers of connective tissue and brain. These excesses occurred against a background of substantial deficits among farmers for total… CONTINUE READING