|Document ID (ISN)||67435|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gamble J.F., Lerman S.E., Holder W.R., Nicolich M.J., Yarborough C.M.
||Physician-based case-control study of non-melanoma skin cancer in Baytown, Texas
||June 1996, Vol.46, No.3, p.186-196. 30 ref.
||A self-administered questionnaire was completed by 174 patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC), 59 with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), 72 with both and 229 controls. Data were collected on work history and risk factors including eye colour, skin type, history of sunburn and smoking. The most important risk factors common to all skin cancer categories were a family history of skin cancer and time spent outdoors. Employment in the petroleum industry showed a slight association with BCC+SCC, but not for BCC or SCC alone. Further study is needed to determine whether this association is causal or due to chance, bias or confounding.
||petroleum and natural gas industry; skin cancer
||smoking; risk factors; case-control study; outdoor work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Petroleum and natural gas industry