E Pukkala

Summary

Affiliation: Finnish Cancer Registry
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Does incidence of breast cancer and prostate cancer decrease with increasing degree of visual impairment
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Liisankatu 21B, Helsinki, FIN 00170, Finland
    Cancer Causes Control 17:573-6. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Cancer incidence among Nordic airline cabin crew
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Cancer 131:2886-97. 2012
  3. pmc Exposure to benzene at work and the risk of leukemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Abdul Khalade
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
    Environ Health 9:31. 2010
  4. pmc A retrospective comparative study of mortality and causes of death among patients with metal-on-metal and metal-on-polyethylene total hip prostheses in primary osteoarthritis after a long-term follow-up
    Tuomo Visuri
    Research Institute of Military Medicine, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:78. 2010
  5. pmc Use of private gynaecologist does not relate to better prevention outcomes - an ecological analysis from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, P, O, Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:27. 2006
  6. pmc Time trends in socioeconomic differences in incidence rates of cancers of gastro-intestinal tract in Finland
    Elisabete Weiderpass
    Department of Etiological Research, The Cancer Registry of Norway, N 0310 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Gastroenterol 6:41. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence of cancer among women using long versus monthly cycle hormonal replacement therapy, Finland 1994-1997
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki
    Cancer Causes Control 12:111-5. 2001
  8. pmc Increased incidence of cancer and asthma in houses built on a former dump area
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, The Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1121-5. 2001
  9. doi request reprint Occupation and cancer - follow-up of 15 million people in five Nordic countries
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FI 00130, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Oncol 48:646-790. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among Finnish world class male athletes
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
    Int J Sports Med 21:216-20. 2000

Detail Information

Publications147 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Does incidence of breast cancer and prostate cancer decrease with increasing degree of visual impairment
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Liisankatu 21B, Helsinki, FIN 00170, Finland
    Cancer Causes Control 17:573-6. 2006
    ..The major hypotheses are that melatonin may decrease risk of hormone-related cancers, particularly breast cancer, or even act as a potent antioxidant and thus have a protective effect against cancer development in general...
  2. doi request reprint Cancer incidence among Nordic airline cabin crew
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Cancer 131:2886-97. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Exposure to benzene at work and the risk of leukemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Abdul Khalade
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
    Environ Health 9:31. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc A retrospective comparative study of mortality and causes of death among patients with metal-on-metal and metal-on-polyethylene total hip prostheses in primary osteoarthritis after a long-term follow-up
    Tuomo Visuri
    Research Institute of Military Medicine, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:78. 2010
    ..We analyzed the causes of total and site-specific mortality among a cohort of patients with MM and with metal-on-polyethylene (MP) THA after a long follow-up time...
  5. pmc Use of private gynaecologist does not relate to better prevention outcomes - an ecological analysis from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, P, O, Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:27. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether visits to private gynaecologists correlate with better health outcomes and worse participation in organised screening for cancer programs...
  6. pmc Time trends in socioeconomic differences in incidence rates of cancers of gastro-intestinal tract in Finland
    Elisabete Weiderpass
    Department of Etiological Research, The Cancer Registry of Norway, N 0310 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Gastroenterol 6:41. 2006
    ..We studied the association between social class and incidence of cancers of the gastro-intestinal tract over time in a large cohort in Finland...
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence of cancer among women using long versus monthly cycle hormonal replacement therapy, Finland 1994-1997
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki
    Cancer Causes Control 12:111-5. 2001
    ..We studied whether the use of 3-month ("long") cycle HRT is accompanied by a higher risk of endometrial cancer than the use of monthly cycle HRT...
  8. pmc Increased incidence of cancer and asthma in houses built on a former dump area
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, The Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1121-5. 2001
    ..The Helsinki City Council decided to demolish the houses in the dump area, and most houses have already been destroyed...
  9. doi request reprint Occupation and cancer - follow-up of 15 million people in five Nordic countries
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FI 00130, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Oncol 48:646-790. 2009
    ..The third essential component is methodological development related to analysis and interpretation of results based on averaged information of exposures and co-factors in the occupational categories...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among Finnish world class male athletes
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
    Int J Sports Med 21:216-20. 2000
    ..g. to injuries during their active sport period. This as well as other observations without sound a priori hypotheses needs to be confirmed in more detailed analyses and in other data sets before final conclusions...
  11. pmc Incidence of cancer among Nordic airline pilots over five decades: occupational cohort study
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Liisankatu 21 B, FIN 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 325:567. 2002
    ..To assess the incidence of cancer among male airline pilots in the Nordic countries, with special reference to risk related to cosmic radiation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Nordic biological specimen banks as basis for studies of cancer causes and control--more than 2 million sample donors, 25 million person years and 100,000 prospective cancers
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Oncol 46:286-307. 2007
    ..The present paper summarizes optimal study designs of biobank-based studies of cancer...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tamoxifen and toremifene treatment of breast cancer and risk of subsequent endometrial cancer: a population-based case-control study
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 100:337-41. 2002
    ..According to our results, treatment with tamoxifen increases the risk of endometrial cancer. Due to the rare use of toremifene up to the mid-1990s, the risk assessment concerning it was inconclusive...
  14. doi request reprint Biobanks and registers in epidemiologic research on cancer
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Methods Mol Biol 675:127-64. 2011
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  15. ncbi request reprint Time trends in socio-economic differences in incidence rates of cancers of the breast and female genital organs (Finland, 1971-1995)
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
    Int J Cancer 81:56-61. 1999
    ..g., reproductive patterns, viral infections, diet, physical activity, prevalence of overweight and obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption or combinations of these factors) that may be risk factors for the specific cancers studied...
  16. ncbi request reprint National job-exposure matrix in analyses of census-based estimates of occupational cancer risk
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:97-107. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint [Environment and cancer]
    Eero Pukkala
    Suomen Syöpärekisteri, Syöpätautien tilastollinen ja epidemiologinen tutkimuslaitos, Helsinki
    Duodecim 120:1653-63. 2004
  18. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among 10,211 airline pilots: a Nordic study
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Aviat Space Environ Med 74:699-706. 2003
    ..Commercial airline pilots are exposed to cosmic radiation and other potentially carcinogenic elements during work and leisure activities...
  19. ncbi request reprint No excess risk of cervical carcinoma among women seropositive for both HPV16 and HPV6/11
    T Luostarinen
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki
    Int J Cancer 80:818-22. 1999
    ..The results are in line with the concept that HPV-specific immunity protects against SCC and support primary prevention of SCC by vaccination against the HPVs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Nationwide cancer family ascertainment using Finnish Cancer Registry data on family names and places of birth for 35,761 prostate cancer patients
    M P Matikainen
    Laboratory of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Medical Technology, University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Cancer 88:307-12. 2000
    ..In summary, a rapid novel method was developed and validated for identification of prostate cancer families from nationwide cancer registry data and for the identification of putative regional founder effects...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk of a new primary cancer among patients with lung cancer of different histological types
    L Teppo
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Liisankatu 21 B, FIN 00170, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 37:613-9. 2001
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Prospects for phase III-IV HPV vaccination trials in the Nordic countries and in Estonia
    M Lehtinen
    National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Virol 19:113-22. 2000
    ..Mass-screening programmes exist in all Nordic countries, but not in Estonia...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cancer patient survival--patterns, comparisons, trends--a population-based Cancer Registry study in Finland
    L Teppo
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
    Acta Oncol 38:283-94. 1999
    ..However, the estimated survival rates are based on grouped data, and cannot be directly applied for predicting the prognoses of individual patients, although they can be used as guidelines...
  24. pmc Inherited susceptibility to uterine leiomyomas and renal cell cancer
    V Launonen
    Department of Medical Genetics, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, P. O. Box 21, FIN-00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:3387-92. 2001
    ..The HLRCC gene maps to chromosome 1q and is likely to be a tumor suppressor. Clinical, histopathological, and molecular tools are now available for accurate detection and diagnosis of this cancer syndrome...
  25. pmc Breast cancer risk among Finnish cabin attendants: a nested case-control study
    K Kojo
    STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 62:488-93. 2005
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  26. ncbi request reprint Update of cancer incidence among workers at a copper/nickel smelter and nickel refinery
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 71:245-50. 1998
    ..To assess cancer risk among nickel-exposed workers...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence and causes of death among total hip replacement patients: a review based on Nordic cohorts with a special emphasis on metal-on-metal bearings
    T I Visuri
    Department of Surgery, Research Institute of Military Medicine, Central Military Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Proc Inst Mech Eng H 220:399-407. 2006
    ..This malignancy deserves a special record linkage monitoring while large numbers of young patients are provided with the second generation of metal-on-metal prostheses...
  28. ncbi request reprint Survival of cancer patients in Finland 1955-1994
    P W Dickman
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
    Acta Oncol 38:1-103. 1999
    ..This study provides valuable reference information for both clinicians and health administrators, as well as a baseline for more detailed studies of patient survival for individual anatomical sites...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among Finnish workers exposed to aromatic hydrocarbons
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 71:187-93. 1998
    ..To assess whether occupational exposure to aromatic hydrocarbons increases carcinogenic risk...
  30. ncbi request reprint Population-based enrolment of adolescents in a long-term follow-up trial of human papillomavirus vaccine efficacy
    M Lehtinen
    University of Tampere, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J STD AIDS 17:237-46. 2006
    ..Population-based enrollment of large cohorts of vaccinated and unvaccinated adolescents for passive registry-based follow-up with cervical carcinoma as the end-point is feasible and currently going on in Finland...
  31. doi request reprint Reduced mortality in dermatitis herpetiformis: a population-based study of 476 patients
    K Hervonen
    Department of Dermatology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Br J Dermatol 167:1331-7. 2012
    ..Increased mortality rates have been reported in coeliac disease but knowledge in DH is scanty...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of organised screening on cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Finland, 1963-1995: recent increase in cervical cancer incidence
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 83:59-65. 1999
    ..Expanding the coverage of and attendance in the pap-screening programme among women in young target ages would still be effective. Increasing emphasis on quality assessment in screening is also needed...
  33. pmc A longitudinal cohort study of Finnish patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome: clinical, immunological, and epidemiological aspects
    M Pertovaara
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Ann Rheum Dis 60:467-72. 2001
    ..To evaluate outcome in a cohort of Finnish patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS)...
  34. doi request reprint Malignancies in cases with screening-identified evidence of coeliac disease: a long-term population-based cohort study
    S Lohi
    Paediatric Research Center, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Gut 58:643-7. 2009
    ..The present study was conducted to determine whether previously unrecognised and thus untreated adults with screening-identified evidence of coeliac disease carry an increased risk of malignancies...
  35. pmc Angiosarcoma after radiotherapy: a cohort study of 332,163 Finnish cancer patients
    A Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, FI 33014 University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Br J Cancer 97:115-7. 2007
    ..0 (95% CI 0.23-4.4). Although an increased risk of angiosarcoma among cancer patients is evident, especially with breast and gynaecological cancer, the excess does not appear to be strongly related to radiotherapy...
  36. doi request reprint Occupation and risk of primary fallopian tube carcinoma in Nordic countries
    A Riska
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 131:186-92. 2012
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposures and cancers of the endometrium and cervix uteri in Finland
    E Weiderpass
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Ind Med 39:572-80. 2001
    ..We conducted an exploratory register-linkage study in Finland to assess the role of occupational exposures on incidence rates of cancers of the endometrium and cervix uteri...
  38. doi request reprint Cancer incidence among persons with fragile X syndrome in Finland: a population-based study
    R Sund
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    J Intellect Disabil Res 53:85-90. 2009
    ..It has been reported that this genetic mechanism may protect against malignant transformations...
  39. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy results of a randomized trial comparing adjuvant toremifene and tamoxifen in postmenopausal patients with node-positive breast cancer. Finnish Breast Cancer Group
    K Holli
    Department of Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    J Clin Oncol 18:3487-94. 2000
    ..In this multicenter trial, toremifene 40 mg/d was compared with tamoxifen 20 mg/d, both given orally for 3 years to postmenopausal, axillary node-positive women after breast surgery...
  40. doi request reprint Incidence of uterine leiomyosarcoma and endometrial stromal sarcoma in Nordic countries: results from NORDCAN and NOCCA databases
    R Koivisto-Korander
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 72:56-60. 2012
    ..Here, we analyzed trends in incidence and occupational variation in risk of uterine leiomyosarcomas (LMS) and endometrial stromal sarcomas (ESS) in the Nordic countries aided by NORDCAN and NOCCA (Nordic Occupational Cancer) databases...
  41. doi request reprint Coffee consumption and risk of colorectal cancer
    S Bidel
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:917-23. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to examine this relationship among Finns, who are the heaviest coffee consumers in the world...
  42. pmc Smoking and risk of colorectal cancer
    P Knekt
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 78:136-9. 1998
    ..To clarify the role of smoking in colorectal cancer development, further cohort studies are needed with long follow-up periods and allowing for control of dietary and other potential confounding factors...
  43. ncbi request reprint From cross-tabulations to multipurpose exposure information systems: a new job-exposure matrix
    T Kauppinen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health FIOH, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Ind Med 33:409-17. 1998
    ..The user may also define the final criteria of exposure, and thereby influence the magnitude of misclassification...
  44. ncbi request reprint Changing cancer risk pattern among Finnish hairdressers
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 64:39-42. 1992
    ..The small numbers, however, did not allow any further conclusions. The changes in the cancer risk pattern over time may be associated with changes in working conditions in hairdressing salons...
  45. ncbi request reprint Different measures of asbestos exposure in estimating risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma among construction workers
    Kari Koskinen
    Uusimaa Regional Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 44:1190-6. 2002
    ..The risk of lung cancer was the highest in insulators (RR 3.7, 95% CI = 1.4-9.9). Occupation, expert-evaluated cumulative exposure, and lung fibrosis are useful indicators of lung cancer risk among construction workers...
  46. ncbi request reprint Risk of esophageal, ovarian, testicular, kidney and bladder cancers and leukemia among finnish workers exposed to diesel or gasoline engine exhaust
    Johannes Guo
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 111:286-92. 2004
    ..No effect of the exposures was observed for the other cancers. This study suggests an exposure-response relation between diesel exhaust and ovarian cancer...
  47. doi request reprint Risk of liver cancer and exposure to organic solvents and gasoline vapors among Finnish workers
    Marja Liisa Lindbohm
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 124:2954-9. 2009
    ..The results also suggest a link between exposure to other types of solvents and the risk of liver cancer. The possibility that alcohol consumption contributes to the observed risks cannot be totally excluded...
  48. ncbi request reprint Incidence of breast and other cancers among Finnish women with cosmetic breast implants, 1970-1999
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 12:271-9. 2002
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  49. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in Belarus and Ukraine after the Chernobyl accident
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 119:651-8. 2006
    ..It is unlikely that this excess could be entirely due to the increased diagnostic activity in these areas...
  50. doi request reprint Cancer of the mouth and pharynx, occupation and exposure to chemical agents in Finland [in 1971-95]
    Laura Tarvainen
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 123:653-9. 2008
    ..Exposure to solvents and possibly to pesticides, engine exhaust, textile dust and leather dust may increase the risk of cancer of mouth and pharynx...
  51. ncbi request reprint Incidence of cancer among the participants of the Finnish Asbestos Screening Campaign
    Kari Koskinen
    Uusimaa Regional Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:64-70. 2003
    ..The bulk of the asbestos epidemic results come, however, from past intermittent exposures during asbestos product use. This study concentrated on estimating the risk of cancer in such a population...
  52. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cancer incidence of workers in Finnish road paving companies
    Timo Kauppinen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Ind Med 43:49-57. 2003
    ..This study, a component of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Multicentric Study on Cancer Risk Among European Asphalt Workers, aimed at identifying major mortality risks among workers in Finnish road paving companies...
  53. pmc Malignancy and survival in dermatitis herpetiformis: a comparison with coeliac disease
    P Collin
    Medical School, University of Tampere, Finland
    Gut 38:528-30. 1996
    ..Dermatitis herpetiformis is a lifelong, gluten sensitive skin disease. Patients with dermatitis herpetiformis, similar to patients with coeliac disease not adhering to a gluten free diet, seem to have increased risk for lymphoma...
  54. ncbi request reprint The effect of physical activity on breast cancer risk: a cohort study of 30,548 women
    R Luoto
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki and Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:973-80. 2000
    ..The purpose of this paper was to study the association of physical activity at leisure and commuting to work and incidence of breast cancer...
  55. ncbi request reprint Psychological risk factors of incidence of breast cancer: a prospective cohort study in Finland
    A R Aro
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 35:1515-21. 2005
    ..Belief that depression and other psychological factors predict breast cancer is common, but there have been few prospective epidemiological studies on this relationship...
  56. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence in a cohort of Finnish male smokers
    Nea Malila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:103-7. 2006
    ..In addition to the well known smoking-related cancers, cigarette smoking may increase slightly the risk of colon and prostate cancer, too...
  57. pmc Risk of cancer among children of cancer patients - a nationwide study in Finland
    Laura Maria S Madanat-Harjuoja
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 126:1196-205. 2010
    ..These findings are directly relevant to counseling cancer survivors with regard to family planning...
  58. ncbi request reprint Testicular cancer, occupation and exposure to chemical agents among Finnish men in 1971-1995
    Johannes Guo
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenk, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Causes Control 16:97-103. 2005
    ..To find associations between testicular cancer, occupation and chemical exposure...
  59. ncbi request reprint A 25-year follow-up of a population screened with faecal occult blood test in Finland
    Nea Malila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Liisankatu 21 B, FI 001 70 Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Oncol 46:1103-6. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of and possible selection to attend in colorectal cancer screening...
  60. ncbi request reprint Exposure to chemical carcinogens and risk of cancer among Finnish laboratory workers
    Timo Kauppinen
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Ind Med 44:343-50. 2003
    ..Laboratory workers have long been suspected of having increased risks of cancer due to their occupation. We evaluated occupational exposure and cancer incidence among Finnish laboratory workers...
  61. ncbi request reprint Associations between three types of maternal bacterial infection and risk of leukemia in the offspring
    Matti Lehtinen
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 162:662-7. 2005
    ..8, 95% confidence interval: 1.1, 6.9). Since H. pylori immunoglobulin G indicates chronic carriage of the microorganism, early colonization of the offspring probably differs between Iceland and Finland, two affluent countries...
  62. doi request reprint Cancer after repair of esophageal atresia: population-based long-term follow-up
    Saara J Sistonen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki, PO Box 281, FI 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr Surg 43:602-5. 2008
    ..To date, the literature has reported 5 cases of esophageal cancer in adult patients treated for EA. The aim of this study was to find out the incidence of esophageal cancer in adult patients with repaired EA...
  63. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk among Finnish food industry workers
    Aarne Laakkonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 118:2567-71. 2006
    ..38, 1.01-1.85) and laryngeal cancer among male grain millers (2.60, 1.05-5.36). Occupational exposure is unlikely to be a major risk factor for cancer among Finnish workers employed in typical food industry occupations...
  64. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of choriocarcinoma in Finland, 1953 to 1999
    Mikko Loukovaara
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Gynecol Oncol 92:252-5. 2004
    ..The available data do not elucidate recent time trends in the incidence of the disease in Western countries. We studied the epidemiology of choriocarcinoma in Finland over a period of 47 years...
  65. ncbi request reprint Association of E-cadherin germ-line alterations with prostate cancer
    T Ikonen
    Laboratory of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Medical Technology, University of Tampere, P O Box 607, FIN 33101 Tampere, Finland
    Clin Cancer Res 7:3465-71. 2001
    ..However, the CDH1 gene does not appear to explain the link between prostate and gastric cancer...
  66. pmc Education, survival and avoidable deaths in cancer patients in Finland
    A Pokhrel
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FI 00130, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 103:1109-14. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to assess whether the high survival is equally shared by different population subgroups and to estimate the possible gains that might be achieved if equity prevailed...
  67. ncbi request reprint Joint effects of different human papillomaviruses and Chlamydia trachomatis infections on risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix uteri
    T Luostarinen
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Box 169, FIN 00171 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 40:1058-65. 2004
    ..Possible explanations for the observed antagonism include misclassification, selection bias or a true biological phenomenon with HPV6/11 and C. trachomatis exposures antagonizing the carcinogenic effects of HPV16...
  68. ncbi request reprint Excess mortality related to alcohol and smoking among hospital-treated patients with psoriasis
    K Poikolainen
    , Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Dermatol 135:1490-3. 1999
    ..46 (95% CI, 3.60-5.45); for women, 5.60 (95% CI, 2.98-8.65). CONCLUSIONS: Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for death. Alcohol is a major cause for this excess mortality...
  69. pmc Does the month of diagnosis affect survival of cancer patients?
    R Sankila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
    Br J Cancer 67:838-41. 1993
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Data quality and quality control of a population-based cancer registry. Experience in Finland
    L Teppo
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki
    Acta Oncol 33:365-9. 1994
    ..Active research policy and ambitious, research-oriented staff with competence in medicine, biostatistics and computer science are essential in terms of maintaining good data quality...
  71. pmc Does anyone survive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma? A nationwide study re-evaluating the data of the Finnish Cancer Registry
    M Carpelan-Holmström
    Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland PO Box 340, Helsinki, FIN 00029, Finland
    Gut 54:385-7. 2005
    ..We performed a nationwide study comprising all Finnish patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the period 1990-1996 who survived for at least five years after diagnosis...
  72. pmc Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients have a high risk of Merkel-cell polyomavirus DNA-positive Merkel-cell carcinoma
    V Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 101:1444-7. 2009
    ..Immunosuppression and Merkel-cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) infection may have a role in the pathogenesis of Merkel-cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin...
  73. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of secondary cancers in patients with primary cutaneous T cell lymphoma
    L Vakeva
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Helsinki, Finland
    J Invest Dermatol 115:62-5. 2000
    ..In clinical practice, lung cancer and lymphomas must be kept in mind when following up patients with cutaneous T cell lymphomas...
  74. pmc Risk of cervical and other cancers after treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: retrospective cohort study
    Ilkka Kalliala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Box 140, FIN 00029, Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 331:1183-5. 2005
    ..To study the long term risk of cervical and other cancers after treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia...
  75. doi request reprint Breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women using estradiol-progestogen therapy
    Heli Lyytinen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 113:65-73. 2009
    ..To estimate the risk for breast cancer in Finnish women using postmenopausal estradiol (E2)-progestogen therapy...
  76. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence of persons with Down syndrome in Finland: a population-based study
    Kristiina Patja
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 118:1769-72. 2006
    ..The overall cancer risk was equal to that of the general population, but a significantly high risk of leukaemia (SIR 10.5, CI 95% 6.6-15.8) and testicular cancer (SIR4.8, CI 95% 1.8-10.4) was found...
  77. ncbi request reprint Maternal herpesvirus infections and risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the offspring
    Matti Lehtinen
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 158:207-13. 2003
    ..9, 95% confidence interval: 1.5, 5.8). Results indicate that reactivation of maternal EBV infection is probably associated with childhood ALL...
  78. ncbi request reprint Cancer of the brain and nervous system and occupational exposures in Finnish women
    Catharina Wesseling
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 44:663-8. 2002
    ..Ecological design and cross-sectional job assessment introduced exposure misclassification and tended to drive risk estimates toward unity...
  79. doi request reprint Extended follow-up of the Finnish cartilage-hair hypoplasia cohort confirms high incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and basal cell carcinoma
    Mervi Taskinen
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Med Genet A 146:2370-5. 2008
    ..The underlying pathogenetic mechanisms remain to be elucidated in future studies. Careful follow-up, extending beyond pediatric age, is warranted for early diagnosis of malignancies...
  80. pmc Familial cutaneous leiomyomatosis is a two-hit condition associated with renal cell cancer of characteristic histopathology
    M Kiuru
    Department of Medical Genetics, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Pathol 159:825-9. 2001
    ..The possibility that members of leiomyomatosis families are predisposed to renal cell cancer should be taken into account...
  81. pmc Intake of dairy products and the risk of breast cancer
    P Knekt
    National Public Health Insitute, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 73:687-91. 1996
    ..Our data suggest that there is a protective effect, dietary or habitual, associated with consumption of milk that overwhelms the associations between different other factors and risk of breast cancer...
  82. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic differences in incidence rates of cancers of the male genital organs in Finland, 1971-95
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 102:643-8. 2002
    ..The difference diminished to less than 2-fold in the 1990s. Reasons for this observation remain open...
  83. ncbi request reprint Evidence of benefit from centralised treatment of ovarian cancer: a nationwide population-based survival analysis in Finland
    Salla Kumpulainen
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 102:541-4. 2002
    ..The results indicate that further centralizing of operative treatment of ovarian cancer may still improve survival rates on a population level in Finland...
  84. ncbi request reprint Causes of death after total hip arthroplasty: a nationwide cohort study with 24,638 patients
    Pekka Paavolainen
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgical Hospital, University Central Hospital, and National Agency for Medicines, Helsinki, Finland
    J Arthroplasty 17:274-81. 2002
    ..70). The explanation for the decreased SMRs seems to be attributed to factors other than the THA per se, such as preoperative patient selection, more active lifestyle after THA, and possibly the use of anti-inflammatory drugs...
  85. ncbi request reprint Uranium and other natural radionuclides in drinking water and risk of leukemia: a case-cohort study in Finland
    Anssi Auvinen
    STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Research and Environmental Surveillance, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Causes Control 13:825-9. 2002
    ..We assessed the effect of natural uranium and other radionuclides in drinking water on risk of leukemia...
  86. doi request reprint Risk of malignant neoplasms after liver transplantation: a population-based study
    Fredrik Aberg
    Transplantation and Liver Surgery Clinic, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Liver Transpl 14:1428-36. 2008
    ..In conclusion, cancer incidence is increased among liver transplant patients compared to the general population. This study points out the importance of cancer surveillance after liver transplantation...
  87. doi request reprint Statins and cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jaana Kuoppala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 44:2122-32. 2008
    ..Systematic reviews on the association between statin therapy and cancer have focused on randomised trials without assessing the quality of evidence. We aimed to review the overall evidence taking study quality into consideration...
  88. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of antibody response to human papillomavirus early proteins in women in whom cervical cancer developed 1 to 20 years later
    Matti Lehtinen
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Microbiology, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:49-55. 2003
    ..Our purpose was to evaluate whether antibodies to HPV16 and HPV18 E6 and E7 proteins are useful for early diagnosis of cervical cancer by measuring the antibody response in women in whom cervical cancer later developed...
  89. doi request reprint Endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women using estradiol-progestin therapy
    Susanna Jaakkola
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 114:1197-204. 2009
    ..To estimate the risk of endometrial cancer in all Finnish postmenopausal women using various forms of estradiol-progestin therapy...
  90. ncbi request reprint Radon and other natural radionuclides in drinking water and risk of stomach cancer: a case-cohort study in Finland
    Anssi Auvinen
    Research and Environmental Surveillance, STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 114:109-13. 2005
    ..33-1.47) and 0.76 per Bq/1 for uranium (95% CI 0.48-1.21). Our results do not indicate an increased risk of stomach cancer from ingestion of radon or other natural radionuclides through drinking water at these exposure levels...
  91. doi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in incidence of cervical cancer in Finland by cell type
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Oncol 49:180-4. 2010
    ..We studied variation in incidence of cervix cancer during 1971-1995 among Finnish women born in 1906 to 1945 by social class and cell type...
  92. doi request reprint Second cancers following the diagnosis of Merkel cell carcinoma: a nationwide cohort study
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:62-5. 2010
    ..This risk may in part result from shared etiological factors between MCC and other tumour types, such as immunosuppression or possibly Merkel cell polyomavirus infection...
  93. ncbi request reprint Survival of breast cancer patients in BRCA1, BRCA2, and non-BRCA1/2 breast cancer families: a relative survival analysis from Finland
    H Eerola
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 93:368-72. 2001
    ..63--2.70] and in the BRCA2 families lower (RR 0.78, 95% CI 0.39--1.57) than among the general breast cancer patient population. The RR among patients in the non-BRCA1/2 families did not differ from that of the general patient population...
  94. doi request reprint Antibiotic use predicts an increased risk of cancer
    Annamari Kilkkinen
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 123:2152-5. 2008
    ..In conclusion, antibiotic use predicts an increased risk of cancer. Because of the design of our study the possibility of residual confounding cannot be excluded and further studies are required to confirm the results...
  95. doi request reprint Head and neck cancer in renal transplant patients in Finland
    Antti A Makitie
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 128:1255-8. 2008
    ..This study found a 0.8% incidence of non-cutaneous head and neck cancer during a mean follow-up of 10 years. The benefits of successful renal transplantation clearly outweigh the observed risk of malignancy...
  96. ncbi request reprint Employment status of Finnish cancer patients in 1997
    Taina Taskila-Abrandt
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychooncology 14:221-6. 2005
    ..Early retirement is common among people with highly disabling cancer or poor prognosis, but in general, the employment of cancer survivors seems optimistic...
  97. doi request reprint Joint effects of coffee consumption and serum gamma-glutamyltransferase on the risk of liver cancer
    Gang Hu
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Hepatology 48:129-36. 2008
    ..A combination of very low coffee consumption and high level of serum GGT was associated with nearly nine-fold increased risk...
  98. doi request reprint Incidence of Merkel cell carcinoma in renal transplant recipients
    Virve Koljonen
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:3231-5. 2009
    ..Some evidence suggests that MCC is more common in individuals with abnormal immune function resulting from viral infection, autoimmune disease or organ trans- plantation...
  99. ncbi request reprint Cancer free survival after CIN treatment: comparisons of treatment methods and histology
    Ilkka Kalliala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Box 140, FIN 00029, Helsinki, Finland
    Gynecol Oncol 105:228-33. 2007
    ..Women are treated and followed-up in several different manners. Long-term studies of cancer or death risks after different methods of treatment or after different initial histology are scarce...
  100. ncbi request reprint Causes of death among Finnish women with cosmetic breast implants, 1971-2001
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Plast Surg 51:339-42; discussion 343-4. 2003
    ..The high suicide risk supports other studies and warrants further detailed investigation...
  101. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women using estrogen-only therapy
    Heli Lyytinen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1354-60. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether the risk of estrogen-only therapy on breast cancer varies by dose, constituent, and route of administration...