Pancreas cancer and smoking, beverage consumption, and past medical history.

  title={Pancreas cancer and smoking, beverage consumption, and past medical history.},
  author={Thomas M. Mack and Mimi C. Yu and Rosemarie Hanisch and Brian E. Henderson},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={76 1},
Four hundred and ninety pancreas cancer patients representative of confirmed cases in Los Angeles County residents of working age were compared to healthy controls individually matched by age, sex, race, and neighborhood. Home interviews were conducted on occupation, smoking, food and beverage consumption, and medical history. Cigarette smoking was a strong and consistent predictor of pancreas cancer occurrence; the effect disappeared after a decade of nonsmoking, and there was no increase in… CONTINUE READING


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