W Ahrens

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bremen
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Oral health, dental care and mouthwash associated with upper aerodigestive tract cancer risk in Europe: The ARCAGE study
    Wolfgang Ahrens
    Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology BIPS, Bremen, Germany Institute for Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany Electronic address
    Oral Oncol 50:616-25. 2014
  2. pmc Migrant background and weight gain in early infancy: results from the German study sample of the IDEFICS study
    Anna Reeske
    Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology BIPS, Bremen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e60648. 2013
  3. pmc Physical activity and clustered cardiovascular disease risk factors in young children: a cross-sectional study (the IDEFICS study)
    David Jiménez-Pavón
    Department of Physiotherapy and Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    BMC Med 11:172. 2013
  4. pmc Risk factors for nasal malignancies in German men: the South-German Nasal cancer study
    Eberhard M Greiser
    Center for Social Policy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany
    BMC Cancer 12:506. 2012
  5. doi request reprint [International cohort studies]
    W Ahrens
    BIPS Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventionsforschung, Bremen, Universitat Bremen, Achterstr 30, 28359, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:756-66. 2012
  6. pmc Primary prevention from the epidemiology perspective: three examples from the practice
    Iris Pigeot
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:10. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Biomonitoring on carcinogenic metals and oxidative DNA damage in a cross-sectional study
    H Merzenich
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine and Centre for Public Health, University of Bremen, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 10:515-22. 2001
  8. doi request reprint The IDEFICS cohort: design, characteristics and participation in the baseline survey
    W Ahrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University Bremen, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:S3-15. 2011
  9. doi request reprint [Occupational epidemiology]
    W Ahrens
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Bremen, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:255-65. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Understanding and preventing childhood obesity and related disorders--IDEFICS: a European multilevel epidemiological approach
    W Ahrens
    Division of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine BIPS, University of Bremen, Linzer Strasse 10, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 16:302-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications78

  1. ncbi request reprint Oral health, dental care and mouthwash associated with upper aerodigestive tract cancer risk in Europe: The ARCAGE study
    Wolfgang Ahrens
    Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology BIPS, Bremen, Germany Institute for Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany Electronic address
    Oral Oncol 50:616-25. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Migrant background and weight gain in early infancy: results from the German study sample of the IDEFICS study
    Anna Reeske
    Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology BIPS, Bremen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e60648. 2013
    ..To examine variations in infant weight gain between children of parents with and without migrant background and to investigate how these differences are explained by pre- and perinatal factors...
  3. pmc Physical activity and clustered cardiovascular disease risk factors in young children: a cross-sectional study (the IDEFICS study)
    David Jiménez-Pavón
    Department of Physiotherapy and Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
    BMC Med 11:172. 2013
    ..This study sought to evaluate the associations between objectively-measured PA and clustered CVD risk factors in a large sample of European children, and to provide evidence for gender-specific recommendations of PA...
  4. pmc Risk factors for nasal malignancies in German men: the South-German Nasal cancer study
    Eberhard M Greiser
    Center for Social Policy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany
    BMC Cancer 12:506. 2012
    ..There are few studies of the effects of nasal snuff and environmental factors on the risk of nasal cancer. This study aimed to investigate the impact of using nasal snuff and of other risk factors on the risk of nasal cancer in German men...
  5. doi request reprint [International cohort studies]
    W Ahrens
    BIPS Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventionsforschung, Bremen, Universitat Bremen, Achterstr 30, 28359, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:756-66. 2012
    ..We conclude with recommendations for future cohort studies...
  6. pmc Primary prevention from the epidemiology perspective: three examples from the practice
    Iris Pigeot
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:10. 2010
    ..On the basis of three different projects we discuss necessary steps on the road to evidence-based primary prevention...
  7. ncbi request reprint Biomonitoring on carcinogenic metals and oxidative DNA damage in a cross-sectional study
    H Merzenich
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine and Centre for Public Health, University of Bremen, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 10:515-22. 2001
    ..15; tertiles 1 versus 3, P < 0.05), which provides further evidence for the genotoxic effect of nickel in the general population...
  8. doi request reprint The IDEFICS cohort: design, characteristics and participation in the baseline survey
    W Ahrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University Bremen, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:S3-15. 2011
    ....
  9. doi request reprint [Occupational epidemiology]
    W Ahrens
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Bremen, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:255-65. 2008
    ..Since thorough occupational epidemiologic studies allow assessment of disease risks under realistic exposure conditions, their results should be more frequently used to derive workplace-related threshold limit values...
  10. ncbi request reprint Understanding and preventing childhood obesity and related disorders--IDEFICS: a European multilevel epidemiological approach
    W Ahrens
    Division of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine BIPS, University of Bremen, Linzer Strasse 10, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 16:302-8. 2006
    ..We will propose knowledge-based guidelines on dietary and lifestyle activities for health promotion and disease prevention in children for health professionals, stakeholders and consumers...
  11. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Socioeconomic status: more than a confounder?
    W Ahrens
    University of Bremen, Bremen Institute for Prevention, Research and Social Medicine, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 33:806-7. 2004
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for extrahepatic biliary tract carcinoma in men: medical conditions and lifestyle: results from a European multicentre case-control study
    Wolfgang Ahrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University Bremen, Germany
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:623-30. 2007
    ..To identify risk factors of carcinoma of the extrahepatic biliary tract in men...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization rates of generic metoprolol compared with the original beta-blocker in an epidemiological database study
    Wolfgang Ahrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen, Germany
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:1298-307. 2007
    ..Index events included hospitalization due to myocardial infarction, hypertensive crisis and stroke...
  14. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to endocrine-disrupting compounds and biliary tract cancer among men
    Wolfgang Ahrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:387-96. 2007
    ..This study investigated the association between cancer of the extrahepatic biliary tract and exposure to endocrine-disrupting compounds...
  15. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for lung cancer in women: results of a case-control study in Germany
    I Jahn
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 36:90-100. 1999
    ..To investigate the association between lung cancer and occupational factors in women...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer and exposure to man-made vitreous fibers: results from a pooled case-control study in Germany
    H Pohlabeln
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 37:469-77. 2000
    ..To investigate the association between lung cancer and occupational exposure to man-made vitreous fibers (MMVF), a pooled analysis of two case-control studies was conducted in the years 1988-1994...
  17. doi request reprint Reproducibility of food consumption frequencies derived from the Children's Eating Habits Questionnaire used in the IDEFICS study
    A Lanfer
    Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:S61-8. 2011
    ....
  18. doi request reprint [Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. The worldwide situation]
    I Pigeot
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Bremen, Linzer Str 10, 28359, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:653-65. 2010
    ..More subtle limitations result from, e.g., different measurement methods, including self-reported weight and height...
  19. doi request reprint Local cluster of germ cell cancer in a cohort of male automotive workers in Germany not explained by previous or concurrent activities and exposures in farming and forestry
    N Schmeisser
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol 35:73-7. 2011
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Taste preferences in association with dietary habits and weight status in European children: results from the IDEFICS study
    A Lanfer
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:27-34. 2012
    ..However, this effect is likely to vary across different food cultures. To date, few studies on this topic have been conducted in children and none have employed an international, multi-centre design...
  21. doi request reprint Design and results of the pretest of the IDEFICS study
    M Suling
    Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:S30-44. 2011
    ....
  22. doi request reprint [Impact of physical activity and exercise on bone health in the life course : a review]
    D Herrmann
    BIPS Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventionsforschung GmbH, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:35-54. 2012
    ..Due to the lack of prospective longitudinal studies, the supposed long-term sustainable protective effect of physical activity and exercise in childhood and adolescent on bone health in later adulthood is not well established...
  23. doi request reprint [Physiological mechanisms in the development of adiposity]
    S Winkler
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Bremen, Linzer Str 10, 28359, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:681-9. 2010
    ..Based on examples, the possible influence of genetic polymorphisms contributing to the development of adiposity are illustrated...
  24. doi request reprint [Physical activity and obesity]
    S Winkler
    Abteilung Epidemiologische Methoden und Ursachenforschung, BIPS Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventionsforschung, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:24-34. 2012
    ..Finally, some epidemiological studies dealing with the associations between PA and overweight/obesity in children/adolescents as well as in adults are presented...
  25. ncbi request reprint A standard tool for the analysis of occupational lung cancer in epidemiologic studies
    W Ahrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention, Research, and Social Medicine, Germany
    Int J Occup Environ Health 4:236-40. 1998
    ..Nevertheless, the grouping is based on a highly valid source of information in population-based studies. It is proposed for use in the assessment of the public health impact of occupational lung cancer...
  26. pmc Asbestos fibreyears and lung cancer: a two phase case-control study with expert exposure assessment
    H Pohlabeln
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine BIPS, Bremen, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 59:410-4. 2002
    ..To assess the cumulative effect of asbestos on lung cancer risk where the exposure is assessed by an expert rating...
  27. doi request reprint [Dietary and lifestyle-induced diseases in children. Design, examination modules and study population of the baseline survey of the German IDEFICS cohort]
    A Hebestreit
    Abteilung Epidemiologische Methoden und Ursachenforschung, BIPS Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventionsforschung, Achterstr 30, 28359, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 55:892-9. 2012
    ..The results of the study will contribute to the development of harmonized European guidelines on diet and lifestyle for health promotion and disease prevention in children...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sorting the hype from the facts in testicular cancer: is testicular cancer related to trauma?
    H Merzenich
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen, Germany
    J Urol 164:2143-4. 2000
    ..A population based, multicenter case-control study was performed from 1995 to 1997 to investigate potential risk factors for gonadal and extragonadal germ cell cancer...
  29. doi request reprint Occupational exposure to pesticides and bile tract carcinoma in men: results from a European multicenter case-control study
    N Schmeisser
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1493-502. 2010
    ..To estimate the associations between occupational exposure to pesticides and extrahepatic biliary tract carcinoma in men, a population-based case-control study was carried out...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Databases as a source for monitoring systems of drug safety]
    I Pigeot
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin, Bremen
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:513-7. 2004
    ..In addition, databases operated by German public health insurance will be described. The topic of linking different data sources in Germany to support pharmaco-vigilance activities will be addressed...
  31. doi request reprint [Diet and eating habits in relation to the development of obesity in children and adolescents]
    A Lanfer
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Bremen, Linzer Str 10, 28359, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:690-8. 2010
    ..However, as a direct modulator of energy balance, diet still needs to be part of a comprehensive strategy to combat overweight and obesity in children and adolescents...
  32. doi request reprint [Primary prevention. Concepts and strategies]
    H Zeeb
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin, Universitat Bremen, Achterstrasse 30, Bremen, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:265-71. 2011
    ..Lack of resources or short program time spans are frequently cited as obstacles for stringent program evaluation. These barriers and others need to be tackled to further develop evidence-based primary prevention...
  33. doi request reprint Influence of sample collection and preanalytical sample processing on the analyses of biological markers in the European multicentre study IDEFICS
    J Peplies
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, University of Bremen, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:S104-12. 2011
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint [Data sources in epidemiology]
    I Pigeot
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin BIPS, Linzer Strsse 10, 28359 Bremen
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:628-36. 2006
    ..Finally, future challenges are discussed that have to be overcome on the way towards establishment, maintenance and analysis of large databases, especially regarding data protection, data quality and regular updates...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiological studies in the HTA evaluation process]
    T Behrens
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:264-71. 2006
    ..Researchers are challenged to engage in considerable efforts to develop a standardized inventory of epidemiological methods, e.g. for the pooled analysis of epidemiological data...
  36. doi request reprint Elevated cancer mortality in a German cohort of bitumen workers: extended follow-up through 2004
    Thomas Behrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine BIPS, Bremen, Germany
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:555-61. 2009
    ..Exposure assessment in future studies should account for multiple occupational agents and nonoccupational factors to rule out that the observed differences in SMR are not due simply to random variation...
  37. doi request reprint Case-control study of male germ cell tumors nested in a cohort of car-manufacturing workers: Findings from the occupational history
    Ingo Langner
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen University, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 53:1006-18. 2010
    ..To examine whether the previously observed excess risk of male germ cell cancer in a cohort of car-manufacturing workers can be attributed to occupational activities inside and/or outside the car industry...
  38. doi request reprint Occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and sex-differential risk of uveal melanoma
    Thomas Behrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 67:751-9. 2010
    ..The association between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and the risk of uveal melanoma was investigated in a case-control study in nine European countries...
  39. ncbi request reprint [IDEFICS: a multicenter European project on diet- and lifestyle-related disorders in children]
    Karin Bammann
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin BIPS, Linzer Strasse 10, 28359, Bremen, Deutschland
    Med Klin (Munich) 102:230-5. 2007
    ..The results of the project shall contribute to the development of harmonized European guidelines on diet and lifestyle for health promotion and disease prevention in children...
  40. doi request reprint Establishment of a pharmacoepidemiological database in Germany: methodological potential, scientific value and practical limitations
    Iris Pigeot
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen, Germany
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:215-23. 2008
    ..We discuss methodological features of the database and we assess to which degree this database reflects basic demographic characteristics and hospitalisation rates of the general population...
  41. doi request reprint Hormonal exposures and the risk of uveal melanoma
    Thomas Behrens
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Bremen, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1625-34. 2010
    ..Therefore, the association between the risk of uveal melanoma and exposure to hormonal exposures was investigated in a case-control study from nine European countries...
  42. doi request reprint [External quality assurance of the first wave of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1)]
    I Pelz
    Leibniz Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie, BIPS GmbH, Achterstr 30, 28395 Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:637-42. 2013
    ..An English full-text version of this article is available at SpringerLink as supplemental...
  43. doi request reprint [Epidemiological and statistical methods of risk assessment]
    T Behrens
    Bremer Institut für Präventionsforschung und Sozialmedizin BIPS, Universitat Bremen, Linzer Str 10, 28359, Bremen, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 52:1151-60. 2009
    ..Next, methods to derive the different risk concepts are evaluated and the corresponding statistical measures are presented. Finally, an example illustrates the application of the discussed concepts for individual risk assessment...
  44. doi request reprint Life course social mobility and risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancer in men
    N Schmeisser
    Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine, Linzer Strasse 10, Bremen, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:173-82. 2010
    ..The association between SP and UADT is not fully explained by confounding factors. Downward social trajectory during the life course may be an independent risk factor for UADT cancers...
  45. ncbi request reprint [Biological Markers in Epidemiology: Concepts, applications, Perspectives (Part II)]
    W Hoffmann
    Bremer Institut für Präventions, forschung und Sozialmedizin, Linzer Strasse, Bremen, Germany
    Gesundheitswesen 64:145-52. 2002
    ..Ethical principles and data protection requirements apply equally to genetic and molecular epidemiology as do the "Guidelines for Good Epidemiological Practice"...
  46. ncbi request reprint Pet birds and risk of lung cancer in North-Western Germany
    Karl Heinz Jöckel
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Clinics of Essen and West German Cancer Center WTZE, D 45122, Essen, Germany
    Lung Cancer 37:29-34. 2002
    ..In general, our results indicate that pet bird keeping does not seem to increase the risk of lung cancer. The divergent findings at younger ages may be explained by age-related recall bias, but should be investigated in future studies...
  47. ncbi request reprint The exposure-time-response relationship between occupational asbestos exposure and lung cancer in two German case-control studies
    Michael Hauptmann
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7244, USA
    Am J Ind Med 41:89-97. 2002
    ..Numerous studies have been carried out to evaluate the association between lung cancer and occupational asbestos exposure. However, the effects of timing of exposure have not been analyzed thoroughly...
  48. ncbi request reprint Phenotypical characteristics, lifestyle, social class and uveal melanoma
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:293-302. 2003
    ..To investigate potential risk factors of uveal melanoma, including phenotypical characteristics, eye burns, social class, smoking and alcohol consumption...
  49. ncbi request reprint Mortality from obstructive lung diseases and exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons among asphalt workers
    Igor Burstyn
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 158:468-78. 2003
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Cooking and uveal melanoma risk: results from two German case-control studies
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Essen, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 14:377-80. 2003
    ..Two recent studies indicated that cooks may have an increased risk of uveal melanoma. Here we report findings of two German case-control studies regarding cooking and uveal melanoma risk...
  51. ncbi request reprint Social context for workplace health promotion: feasibility considerations in Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Spain and Sweden
    Paivi Peltomaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Promot Int 18:115-26. 2003
    ..In a more general framework, social context itself may become a target for intervention...
  52. ncbi request reprint Firefighting and risk of testicular cancer: results from a German population-based case-control study
    Andreas Stang
    Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Hufelandstr Essen, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 43:291-4. 2003
    ..There is some evidence of an elevated risk for testicular cancer among firefighters...
  53. ncbi request reprint Testicular cancer and electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the workplace: results of a population-based case-control study in Germany
    Cornelia Baumgardt-Elms
    Hamburg Cancer Registry, Adolph Schönfelder Strasse 5, 22 083 Hamburg, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 13:895-902. 2002
    ..In a population-based case-control study, we examined the association of testicular cancer and electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the workplace...
  54. ncbi request reprint Performance of different exposure assessment approaches in a study of bitumen fume exposure and lung cancer mortality
    Igor Burstyn
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Ind Med 43:40-8. 2003
    ..We compared performance of different exposure assessment approaches in a cohort study of cancer risk among European asphalt workers...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cancer mortality among European asphalt workers: an international epidemiological study. II. Exposure to bitumen fume and other agents
    Paolo Boffetta
    Unit of Environmental Cancer Epidemiology, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Am J Ind Med 43:28-39. 2003
    ..An increased risk of lung cancers among asphalt workers has been suggested in epidemiological studies based on large scale statistical analyses...
  56. ncbi request reprint Cancer mortality among European asphalt workers: an international epidemiological study. I. Results of the analysis based on job titles
    Paolo Boffetta
    Unit of Environmental Cancer Epidemiology, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Am J Ind Med 43:18-27. 2003
    ..Inhalation of bitumen fumes is potentially carcinogenic to humans...
  57. ncbi request reprint Estimating exposures in the asphalt industry for an international epidemiological cohort study of cancer risk
    Igor Burstyn
    Occupational and Environmental Health Group, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Ind Med 43:3-17. 2003
    ..An exposure matrix (EM) for known and suspected carcinogens was required for a multicenter international cohort study of cancer risk and bitumen among asphalt workers...
  58. ncbi request reprint Assessment of feasibility of workplace health promotion
    Timo Partanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Prev Med 35:232-40. 2002
    ..The basic components of feasibility are addressed: extent of hazards; needs of employees for hazard reduction and acceptability of WHP; and social context...
  59. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for small bowel carcinoid tumor: a European population-based case-control study
    Linda Kaerlev
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 44:516-22. 2002
    ..1; 95% CI, 0.8 to 107). This explorative study suggests an association between certain occupational exposures and SBC, but some of these associations could be attributable to chance. All findings should be regarded as tentative...
  60. ncbi request reprint The importance of smoking and medical history for development of small bowel carcinoid tumor: a European population-based case-control study
    Linda Kaerlev
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Cancer Causes Control 13:27-34. 2002
    ..This study aims to evaluate these findings and to identify new associations...
  61. ncbi request reprint Exposure to cement dust, related occupational groups and laryngeal cancer risk: results of a population based case-control study
    Andreas Dietz
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 108:907-11. 2004
    ..We conclude that there is good evidence for cement dust exposure acting as a tobacco, alcohol and asbestos independent risk factor for laryngeal carcinoma. Our study gives a base for further toxicologic investigations on this topic...
  62. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for mycosis fungoides: a European multicenter case-control study
    Maria M Morales-Suarez-Varela
    Unit of Public Health and Environmental Care, Department of Preventive Medicine University of Valencia, Spain
    J Occup Environ Med 46:205-11. 2004
    ..Females working in the paper and pulp industries may also be exposed to carcinogens of relevance to MF...
  63. ncbi request reprint Alcohol drinking may increase risk of breast cancer in men: a European population-based case-control study
    Pascal Guénel
    INSERM, Unité 170, 16 Avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 94807 Villejuif Cedex, France
    Cancer Causes Control 15:571-80. 2004
    ..We have investigated the role of alcohol drinking in male breast cancer using data collected in a population-based case-control study on seven rare cancers, conducted in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden...
  64. doi request reprint Occupational wood dust exposure and the risk of laryngeal cancer: a population based case-control study in Germany
    Heribert Ramroth
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 51:648-55. 2008
    ..To investigate the effect of exposure to wood dust on the risk of laryngeal cancer...
  65. ncbi request reprint Occupational sun exposure and mycosis fungoides: a European multicenter case-control study
    Maria M Morales-Suarez-Varela
    Unit of Public Health and Environmental Care Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Valencia, Spain
    J Occup Environ Med 48:390-3. 2006
    ..We sought to study the association between occupational sun exposure and mycosis fungoides (MF), a peripheral T-cell lymphoma...
  66. ncbi request reprint Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and fatal ischemic heart disease
    Igor Burstyn
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France and the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 16:744-50. 2005
    ..However, a clear exposure-response relation has not been demonstrated...
  67. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposures and mycosis fungoides. A European multicentre case-control study (Europe)
    Maria M Morales-Suarez-Varela
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Unit of Public Health and Environmental Care, University of Valencia, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1253-9. 2005
    ..Mycosis Fungoides (MF) is a rare disease with an occurrence indicating that occupational exposures may play a role. To estimate the association between MF and occupational exposures as measured by means of an job-exposure matrix (JEM)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Occupational factors and risk of adult bone sarcomas: a multicentric case-control study in Europe
    Franco Merletti
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, CeRMS and Centre for Oncologic Prevention, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Int J Cancer 118:721-7. 2006
    ..76) and 1.44 (95% CI 0.43-4.85) for the first, second and third tertile of days of use of pesticides. Our study suggests that novel and previously reported (woodworking) occupational factors play a role in the aetiology of bone sarcomas...
  69. ncbi request reprint Occupational risks for uveal melanoma results from a case-control study in nine European countries
    Jean Michel Lutz
    Registre Genevois des Tumeurs, Geneva, Switzerland
    Cancer Causes Control 16:437-47. 2005
    ..Uveal melanoma is a rare disease with poor prognosis and largely unknown etiology. We studied potential occupational risk factors...
  70. ncbi request reprint Occupation, exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and laryngeal cancer risk
    Heiko Becher
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 116:451-7. 2005
    ..Our study contributes to classifying polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as a risk factor for laryngeal cancer...
  71. ncbi request reprint European multi-centre case-control study on risk factors for rare cancers of unknown aetiology
    Elsebeth Lynge
    Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK 2200 København N, Denmark
    Eur J Cancer 41:601-12. 2005
    ..The study showed there is a clear dose-response relationship between alcohol intake and the risk of male breast cancer, and an excess risk of mycosis fungoides among glass formers, pottery and ceramic workers. Further data are expected...
  72. ncbi request reprint Residential exposure to overhead high-voltage lines and the risk of testicular cancer: results of a population-based case-control study in Hamburg (Germany)
    Cornelia Baumgardt-Elms
    Hamburg Cancer Registry, State Ministry of Science and Health, Hamburg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 78:20-6. 2005
    ..In a population-based case-control study we examined the association between residential exposure to overhead high-voltage lines and testicular cancer...
  73. ncbi request reprint Testicular, other genital, and breast cancers in first-degree relatives of testicular cancer patients and controls
    Katja Bromen
    Institutes of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Essen, Essen, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1316-24. 2004
    ..Our findings support the hypothesis that testicular and other genital cancers have a common familial component that may be due to genetic and shared exogenous factors such as estrogen exposure during fetal development...
  74. ncbi request reprint Adolescent milk fat and galactose consumption and testicular germ cell cancer
    Andreas Stang
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry, and Informatics, Medical Faculty, University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburger Strasse 27, 06097 Halle, Saale, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2189-95. 2006
    ..41-2.86) for each additional 200 g galactose per month during adolescence. Our results suggest that milk fat and/or galactose may explain the association between milk and dairy product consumption and seminomatous testicular cancer...
  75. doi request reprint Lack of association between serum antibodies of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and the risk of lung cancer
    Jennifer S Smith
    Int J Cancer 123:2469-71. 2008
  76. ncbi request reprint Carpenters, cabinetmakers, and risk of testicular germ cell cancer
    Andreas Stang
    Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, University Hospital of Halle, Magdeburgerstrasse 27, 06097 Halle, Germany
    J Occup Environ Med 47:299-305. 2005
    ..We explored our data of a German population-based case-control study on the etiology of testicular cancer with regard to this association...
  77. doi request reprint A susceptibility locus for lung cancer maps to nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit genes on 15q25
    Rayjean J Hung
    International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Lyon 69008, France
    Nature 452:633-7. 2008
    ..Our results provide compelling evidence of a locus at 15q25 predisposing to lung cancer, and reinforce interest in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors as potential disease candidates and chemopreventative targets...