A physician-based case-control study of non-melanoma skin cancer was conducted to test the hypothesis that employment in the petroleum industry increased the risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), or both (BCC+SCC).
Other potential risk factors were also investigated.
There were 174 cases of BCC, 59 cases of SCC, 72 cases of both and 229 controls completing a self-administered questionnaire.
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 only in the multivariate model.
Further study is needed to evaluate whether this association is causal, or due to chance, bias or confounding.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome basocellulaire, Peau, Carcinome épidermoïde, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Industrie pétrolière, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Texas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine travail, Peau pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Basal cell carcinoma, Skin, Squamous cell carcinoma, Occupational exposure, Human, Oil industry, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Texas, United States, North America, America, Occupational medicine, Skin disease, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0333011
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 10/04/1997.