Renal cell carcinoma in relation to cigarette smoking: Meta‐analysis of 24 studies

  title={Renal cell carcinoma in relation to cigarette smoking: Meta‐analysis of 24 studies},
  author={J. Hunt and O. L. van der Hel and G. McMillan and P. Boffetta and P. Brennan},
  journal={International Journal of Cancer},
  • J. Hunt, O. L. van der Hel, +2 authors P. Brennan
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 3% of adult deaths from cancer. The risk factors for its development are still under intense investigation. Although tobacco smoke is a risk factor, the data are inconsistent and the extent of the increased risk is unclear. Estimates from 19 case‐control and 5 cohort studies were used. The case‐control reports included 8,032 cases and 13,800 controls; the cohort estimates were based on 1,457,754 participants with 1,326 cases of RCC. The relative risk (RR… CONTINUE READING
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