Tobacco smoking, smoking cessation, and cumulative risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancers.
Upper aerodigestive tract cancers are strongly related to smoking, and their incidence is substantially lower in former smokers than in continuing smokers. To estimate the effect of smoking cessation on the cumulative incidence of these cancers by age 75 years (in the absence of competing causes of death), the authors combined odds ratios for males from a network of Italian hospital-based case-control studies (1984-2000) with 1993-1997 incidence data for Italian men. The studies included 961 ...Expand abstract
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