renal cell carcinoma

Increased Lead Exposure May Raise Kidney Cancer Risk-Internal medicine


Higher blood lead levels are associated with an elevated risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to a study.

The study, led by Robin Taylor Wilson, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, included 154 individuals with a new diagnosis of RCC and 308 matched controls. The subjects were male Finnish smokers participating in the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study. The mean follow-up time was 12.1 years for cases and 18.1 years for controls.

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