Few epidemiologic studies are available that quantify the magnitude of the risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin associated with sun exposure and related factors such as skin type.
In addition, several studies have found an association between cigarette smoking and SCC.
We prospectively examined the risk of developing SCC in relation to phenotype and the effects of sun exposure, as well as to cigarette smoking and other factors, during 8 years of follow-up in a cohort of 107 900 predominantly white women aged 30-55 years at base line in 1976.
Questionnaires regarding medical history and health-related variables were sent to Nurses'Health Study participants every 2 years, beginning in 1976.
Exposure to the sun leading to sunburn, particularly at early ages, should be avoided to decrease the risk of incident SCC.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma spinocellulaire, Peau, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Rayonnement solaire, Exposition, Tabagisme, Produit antisolaire, Utilisation, Phénotype, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adulte, Homme, Femelle, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Peau pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Squamous cell carcinoma, Skin, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Solar radiation, Exposure, Tobacco smoking, Sunscreen product, Use, Phenotype, United States, North America, America, Adult, Human, Female, Cohort study, Follow up study, Skin disease, Malignant tumor
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Cote : 95-0554082
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 01/03/1996.