Comparative epidemiology of tobacco-related cancers.

  title={Comparative epidemiology of tobacco-related cancers.},
  author={Ernst L. Wynder and Steven D. Stellman},
  journal={Cancer research},
  volume={37 12},
In a retrospective study, interviews were obtained with 3,716 patients with histologically proven cancer of the lung (Kreyberg types I and II), mouth, larynx, esophagus, or bladder and with over 18,000 controls. For each of these cancers, the relative risk of both male and female present smokers increased with the quantity smoked and the duration of the habit. The strongest increase occurred for cancer of the lung and larynx, and the least increase occurred for cancer of the esophagus and… CONTINUE READING
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