5/08 The Estrogen Connection Breast Cancer and Make-up -
Plasma organochlorine levels and the risk of breast cancer: An extended follow-up in the Nurses' Health Study.
Laden F, Hankinson SE, Wolff MS, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Speizer FE, Hunter DJ Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
The environmental organochlorines 2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)1,1,1,trichloroethane (DDT) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been implicated as potential causes of female breast cancer. We continued follow-up of our 1997 case-control study nested in the Nurses' Health Study cohort, adding 143 postmenopausal cases and controls to the original 238 pairs, and examining specific PCB congeners for the first time.
We measured plasma levels of 2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene (DDE), the major metabolite of DDT, and PCBs prospectively, comparing women who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1 month and 4 years after blood collection with control women in whom breast cancer did not develop. Median concentrations of lipid-adjusted DDE, total PCBs, and PCB numbers 118, 138, 153 and 180, assessed individually, were similar among the cases and controls.
The multivariate relative risk of breast cancer for women in the highest quintile of exposure as compared with women in the lowest quintile was 0.82 for DDE (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.49-1.37) and 0.84 for total PCBs (95% CI: 0.47-1.52), 0.69 for PCB 118 (95% CI: 0.39-1.22), 0.87 for PCB 138 (95% CI: 0.50-1.50), 0.83 for PCB 153 (95% CI: 0.47-1.48), and 0.98 for PCB 180 (95% CI: 0.55-1.75). Sub-group analyses were also performed.
Overall, our results do not support the hypothesis that exposure to DDT and PCBs increases the risk of breast cancer.
Int J Cancer 2001 Feb 15;91(4):568-74
Ann's NOTE: Many advocates/patients continue to believe that we will discover causality connections when we look at the totality of environmental exposures.
Environmental Health Perspectives,
Environ Health Perspect,
Bay Area Higher than Europe/Japan
BCa Risk & Historical Exposure to Pesticides
JNCI, May, 2001
Organochlorines&Bca Risk:assoc w/larger tumors
Plasma Concentrations of PCB & Risk of Bca
PCBs May Increase Risk of Bca
California to Study Breast Milk Contaminants
OCP Residue & Antioxidant Enzyme Activities
Estrogenic Organochlorines & Bca SURVIVAL
Pesticide Exposure & HER-2/neu Overexpression
EGME/Depakote Boost Estrogen/Progestin In Cells
216 Chemical Carinogens Connected to Breast Cancer
Rotating Night Shifts & Risk of Bca in Women/Melatonin
Study on Exposure to Light at Night/Bca Risk
Electromagnetic Fields/Light at Night-Male Bca
Impaired Body Clock Speeds Tumor Growth (Mice)
Czech Republic Outlaws Excess Outdoor Light
Artificial Light & Bca Rates
Colorectal Ca & Night Shift Work: Women
LINK to Cornell University
site for Environmental issues
Society for Epidem Research, 6/03
Am J Epidemiol, 10/03
LINK to Environmental Issues
site in UK
LINK to 7-year funded
Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Program
J Social Science & Medicine, online
LINK to Cancer Journal
article/editorial Volume 109, Issue S12, Pages 2627-2634
Environmental Health Perspectives
(online October 2008)
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