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Dec 2, 2005

Female Smokers At Greatest Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

Female Smokers At Greatest Risk Of Colorectal Cancer
Women who smoke have a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer as per new research findings that was presented at a recent the meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.

Researchers combed through the data from1993 to 2004 data from the IMPAC Medical Registry Services Cancer Information Resource file, a large database from more than 350 teaching and community hospitals and came up with this conclusion. Investigators from Evanston Northwestern Health Care in Chicago, Illinoise, conducted this retrospective analysis. The total database consisted of a huge 166,172 patients.

In men and women who did not smoke or drink, the ages of disease onset were 69.1 and 72.5 years, respectively. Men and women who currently smoked had a markedly earlier age of onset (66 and 65.1 years, respectively). Similarly, alcohol use was associated with an earlier age of cancer diagnosis in men and women (67.9 and 64.4 years, respectively).

This finding shows that there is genetic difference in cancer susceptibility between males and females and women were more sensitive to tobacco but not alcohol compared with men.

"Understanding interactions between genetic and environmental factors, such as smoking and alcohol, is critical for colorectal cancer risk stratifications, and will help us design effective screening strategies" says the lead author of the study Dr. Anna Zisman.


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