Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Case: Control Study of Alcohol Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk in Montréal, Canada

Colin R. Sharpe and Jack Siemiatycki
Cancer Causes & Control
Vol. 12, No. 7 (Sep., 2001), pp. 589-598
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3554200
Page Count: 10
  • Download ($43.95)
  • Cite this Item
Case: Control Study of Alcohol Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk in Montréal, Canada
Preview not available

Abstract

Objectives: to estimate the risk of prostate cancer associated with alcohol consumption. Methods: Between 1979 and 1985 a population-based case-control study was carried out in Montréal, which accrued over 4000 men in total, including cases of prostate cancer, other cancers, and population controls. The present analysis was restricted to the subset, aged 45-70 years, who underwent face-to-face interviews, in which aspects of lifelong alcohol consumption were ascertained. The cancer control series was further restricted to men whose tumor types were considered unrelated to alcohol consumption. There were 399 incident cases of prostate cancer, 476 population controls, and 674 cancer controls. Results: When using the population controls, risk increased with increasing cumulative consumption of alcohol. There was no decrease in risk after quitting. Risk was particularly high among those who reported having started before age 15 years (odds ratio = 3.8; 95% confidence interval: 1.6-9.3). The results obtained using the cancer controls were less pronounced, but still indicated an excess risk associated with alcohol consumption. Beer was the most prevalent type of alcohol consumed in this population and showed the strongest association with prostate cancer. Conclusions: The results are consistent with an increase in the risk of prostate cancer due to alcohol consumption.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
589
    589
  • Thumbnail: Page 
590
    590
  • Thumbnail: Page 
591
    591
  • Thumbnail: Page 
592
    592
  • Thumbnail: Page 
593
    593
  • Thumbnail: Page 
594
    594
  • Thumbnail: Page 
595
    595
  • Thumbnail: Page 
596
    596
  • Thumbnail: Page 
597
    597
  • Thumbnail: Page 
598
    598