Hormonal factors and pancreatic cancer in women.

  title={Hormonal factors and pancreatic cancer in women.},
  author={Nancy Kreiger and Julie Lacroix and Margaret Sloan},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={11 8},
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate hormonal risk factors for carcinoma of the exocrine pancreas among postmenopausal women. METHODS Mailed questionnaire data from 52 cases and 233 population-based controls in Ontario were used to assess parity, age at first birth, and other hormonal factors on pancreatic cancer risk. RESULTS Reduced risk was seen with three or more pregnancies [adjusted odds ratio (OR) = 0.22, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.07-0.65] and use of oral… CONTINUE READING