Ovarian mesothelial tumors and herbicides: A case-control study

Adalberto Donna, Pier Giacomo Betta, Flavio Robutti, Paolo Crosignani, Franco Berrino, Domenico Bellingeri

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The ovarian cancer risk from herbicide exposure has been studied in a hospital-based, case-control study after some of these compounds have been shown to be carcinogenic for animals. This study includes 60 cases of primary mesothelial ovarian tumors and 127 controls with non-ovarian malignancies drawn from the same file and matched by year of diagnosis, age and residence. A positive association (relative risk 4.38) has been found between herbicide exposure and ovarian mesotheliomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-942
Number of pages2
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cancer Research


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