The incidence of germ cell testicular cancer is increasing, but its etiology remains largely unknown.
Initiation may occur in a parental germ cell.
In a case-control study in Ontario, jobs and industries of mothers (before and during pregnancy) and fathers (before pregnancy) of 343 case subjects and 524 control subjects were analyzed.
Significantly increased risk was associated with fathers who were wood processors (odds ratio [OR]=10.46 ; 95% confidence interval [CI), 1.20 to 91.14), metalworkers (OR=3.28 ; 95% CI, 1.03 to 10.52), stationary engineers (OR=1.05 ; 95% Cl, 1.05 to 11.87), or employees of the food products (OR=2.79 ; 95% CI, 1.34 to 5.79), metal products (OR=5. 77,95% CI, 1.53 to 21. 77), or food and beverage services (OR=4.36 ; 95% CI, 1.50 to 12.63) industries.
There was little evidence of risk associated with maternal employment.
Paternal employment before conception in jobs related particularly to metal or food and beverages may be related to testicular cancer risk in sons.
Mots-clés Pascal : Père, Mère, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Cellule germinale, Parent, Tumeur maligne, Descendance, Testicule, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Etude cas témoin, Période activité génitale, Activité professionnelle, Homme, Ontario, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Préconception
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Father, Mother, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Germinal cell, Parent, Malignant tumor, Progeny, Testicle, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Case control study, Sexually active period, Professional activity, Human, Ontario, Canada, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0263028
Code Inist : 002B20B02. Création : 11/06/1997.