The risk of upper aero digestive tract cancer associated with smoking, with and without concurrent alcohol consumption.

@article{AnsaryMoghaddam2009TheRO,
  title={The risk of upper aero digestive tract cancer associated with smoking, with and without concurrent alcohol consumption.},
  author={Alireza Ansary-Moghaddam and Rachel R Huxley and Tai Hing Lam and Mark Woodward},
  journal={The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York},
  year={2009},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={392-403}
}
BACKGROUND Smoking and alcohol are major causal factors for upper aerodigestive tract cancer, but reliable quantification of the combined impact of smoking and alcohol on this cancer and its major subtypes has not been performed. METHODS A meta-analysis of studies that had published quantitative estimates of smoking and upper aerodigestive tract cancer by January 2007 was performed. Pooled estimates of relative risks were obtained. Publication bias was investigated through funnel plots and… CONTINUE READING
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