Comparison of risk factors for colon and rectal cancer.

  title={Comparison of risk factors for colon and rectal cancer.},
  author={Esther Wei and Edward L. Giovannucci and Kana Wu and Bernard A Rosner and Charles S. Fuchs and Walter C Willett and Graham A. Colditz},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={108 3},
Predictors of colorectal cancer have been extensively studied with some evidence suggesting that risk factors vary by subsite. Using data from 2 prospective cohort studies, we examined established risk factors to determine whether they were differentially associated with colon and rectal cancer. Our study population included 87,733 women from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and 46,632 men from the Health Professionals Follow Up Study (HPFS). Exposure information was collected via biennial… CONTINUE READING
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