Prospective cohort study of the risk of prostate cancer among rotating-shift workers: findings from the Japan collaborative cohort study.

  title={Prospective cohort study of the risk of prostate cancer among rotating-shift workers: findings from the Japan collaborative cohort study.},
  author={Tatsuhiko Kubo and Kotaro Ozasa and Kazuya Mikami and Kenji Wakai and Yoshihisa Fujino and Yoshiyuki Watanabe and Tsuneharu Miki and Masahiro Nakao and Kyohei Hayashi and Koji A. O. Suzuki and Mitsuru Mori and Masakazu Washio and Fumio Sakauchi and Yoshinori Ito and Takesumi Yoshimura and Akiko Tamakoshi},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={164 6},
Shift workers have been reported to have an increased risk of some cancers. However, the risk of prostate cancer in shift workers is not known to have been examined previously. This study prospectively examined the association between shift work and risk of prostate cancer incidence among 14,052 working men in Japan enrolled in a large-scale prospective cohort. A baseline survey was conducted between 1988 and 1990. Subjects were asked to indicate the most regular work schedule they had… CONTINUE READING
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