Risk of total and aggressive prostate cancer and pesticide use in the Agricultural Health Study.

@article{Koutros2013RiskOT,
  title={Risk of total and aggressive prostate cancer and pesticide use in the Agricultural Health Study.},
  author={Stella Koutros and Laura E. Beane Freeman and Jay H. Lubin and Sonya L Heltshe and Gabriella Andreotti and Kathryn Hughes Barry and Curt T Dellavalle and Jane A. Hoppin and Dale P Sandler and Charles F. Lynch and Aaron E. Blair and Michael C. R. Alavanja},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={177 1},
  pages={59-74}
}
Because pesticides may operate through different mechanisms, the authors studied the risk of prostate cancer associated with specific pesticides in the Agricultural Health Study (1993-2007). With 1,962 incident cases, including 919 aggressive prostate cancers among 54,412 applicators, this is the largest study to date. Rate ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated by using Poisson regression to evaluate lifetime use of 48 pesticides and prostate cancer incidence. Three… CONTINUE READING
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