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A prospective cohort study of cigarette smoking and pancreatic cancer in Japan.

​Individuals who are cigarette smokers may be highly vulnerable to pancreatic cancer.

This study examined cigarette smoking in relation to the incidence of pancreatic cancer in Japan. A team of researchers from Aichi Medical University in Japan collated and analyzed data on the cigarette smoking habits and pancreatic cancer odds ratios of 110,792 men and women between the ages of 40-79 years.

The researchers found out that cigarette smokers were at greater risk of having pancreatic cancer than non-smokers. A decrease in pancreatic cancer risk was associated with cessation of smoking in males who were previous smokers. Data from this study suggest that smoking may elevate an individual's risk of developing pancreatic cancer and dying from the disease.

Research Summary Information

  • 2002
  • Lin Y, Tamakoshi A, Kawamura T, Inaba Y, Kikuchi S, Motohashi Y, Kurosawa M; JACC Study Group. Japan Collaborative Cohort
  • Department of Public Health, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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