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Document ID (ISN)67435
CIS number 96-1772
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gamble J.F., Lerman S.E., Holder W.R., Nicolich M.J., Yarborough C.M.
Title Physician-based case-control study of non-melanoma skin cancer in Baytown, Texas
Bibliographic information June 1996, Vol.46, No.3, p.186-196. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) petroleum and natural gas industry; skin cancer
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; risk factors; case-control study; outdoor work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Skin diseases