Lung cancer and cigarette smoking in women: a multicenter case-control study in Europe.

@article{Agudo2000LungCA,
  title={Lung cancer and cigarette smoking in women: a multicenter case-control study in Europe.},
  author={Antonio Agudo and Wolfgang Ahrens and Ellen Benhamou and Simone Benhamou and Paolo Boffetta and Sarah C. Darby and Francesco Forastiere and Cristina Fortes and Val{\'e}rie Gaborieau and Carlos A. Gonz{\'a}lez and K. H. J{\"o}ckel and Michaela Kreuzer and Franco Merletti and Hermann Pohlabeln and Lorenzo Richiardi and Elise Whitley and Heinrich E. Wichmann and Paola Zambon and Lorenzo Simonato},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={
          820-7
        }
}
The association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer risk in women was investigated within the framework of a case-control study in 9 centres from 6 European countries. Cases were 1,556 women up to 75 years of age with histologically confirmed primary lung cancer; 2, 450 controls with age distribution similar to cases were selected. The predominant cell type was adenocarcinoma (33.5%), with similar proportions for squamous-cell type (26.4%) and small-cell carcinoma (22.3%). Overall… CONTINUE READING
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