Alcohol drinking and pancreatic cancer risk: A meta-analysis of the dose-risk relation

Irene Tramacere, Lorenza Scotti, Mazda Jenab, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Rino Bellocco, Matteo Rota, Giovanni Corrao, Francesca Bravi, Paolo Boffetta, Carlo La Vecchia

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Abstract

In order to provide a more precise quantification of the association between alcohol consumption and pancreatic cancer risk, we performed a meta-analysis of relevant dose-risk results. We conducted a PubMed search of all case-control (N=21) and cohort (N=11) studies published up to March 2009. We computed summary relative risk (RR) estimates using either fixed- or, in the presence of heterogeneity, random-effects models. The pooled RR was 0.92 (95% confidence interval, 95% CI, 0.86-0.97) for

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1474-1486
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Cancer
Volume126
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Alcohol drinking
  • Dose-risk relation
  • Meta-analysis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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