Reproductive factors and risks of biliary tract cancers and stones: A population-based study in Shanghai, China

G. Andreotti*, L. Hou, Y. T. Gao, L. A. Brinton, A. Rashid, J. Chen, M. C. Shen, B. S. Wang, T. Q. Han, B. H. Zhang, L. C. Sakoda, J. F. Fraumeni, A. W. Hsing

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Abstract

Background:Parity has been linked to gallbladder cancer and gallstones, but the effects of other reproductive factors are less clear.Methods:We examined 361 incident biliary tract cancer cases, 647 biliary stone cases, and 586 healthy women in a population-based study in Shanghai.Results:The effects of parity (odds ratios, OR3 vs 1 child= 2.0, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.7-5.1), younger age at first birth (OR per 1-year decrease= 1.2, 95% CI 0.99-1.6), and older age at menarche (OR per 1-year increase= 1.4, 95% CI 1.1-1.8) on gallbladder cancer risk were more pronounced among women with stones, but the interactions were not significant.Conclusion:Our results provide support for high parity, younger age at first birth, and late age at menarche in the development of gallbladder cancer, particularly among women with biliary stones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1189
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Biliary tract cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Reproductive factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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