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Document ID (ISN)39984
CIS number 83-1107
ISSN - Serial title Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Silverman D.T., Hoover R.N., Albert S., Graff K.M.
Title Occupation and cancer of the lower urinary tract in Detroit
Bibliographic information Feb. 1883, Vol.70, No.2, p.237-245. 35 ref.
Abstract Report of an analysis of the relation between occupation and cancer in Detroit, USA, by means of a population-based case-control study conducted as part of the US National Bladder Cancer Study. 303 patients with transitional or squamous-cell carcinoma of the lower urinary tract and 296 controls were interviewed to obtain lifetime occupational histories. Truck drivers had a significant excess risk of lower urinary tract cancer but whether their increased risk was due to diesel fume exposure could not be evaluated. Non-significant excess risks were also seen for tool and die makers. Employment in motor vehicle manufacturing was not associated with a significant excess risk of lower urinary tract cancer.
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; road transport; trucks; bladder tumour
Descriptors (secondary) survey; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Road transportation