Environmental tobacco smoke and the risk of pancreatic cancer among non-smokers: a meta-analysis

@article{Zhou2012EnvironmentalTS,
  title={Environmental tobacco smoke and the risk of pancreatic cancer among non-smokers: a meta-analysis},
  author={Jiachen Zhou and Gregory A. Wellenius and Dominique S. Michaud},
  journal={Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={69},
  pages={853 - 857}
}
Background Experimental studies have linked exposure to tobacco-specific nitrosamines with pancreatic carcinogenesis. A number of epidemiological studies have examined the association between environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and risk of pancreatic cancer but they have not yet been jointly summarised. Objectives To investigate the association between exposure to ETS and risk of pancreatic cancer by systematically reviewing and synthesising the available evidence. Methods We conducted a… 
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