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Recent alcohol consumption and risk of incident ovarian carcinoma: a pooled analysis of 5,342 cases and 10,358 controls from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium

Linda E Kelemen1*, Elisa V Bandera2, Kathryn L Terry34, Mary Anne Rossing5, Louise A Brinton6, Jennifer A Doherty5, Roberta B Ness7, Susanne Krüger Kjær89, Jenny Chang-Claude10, Martin Köbel11, Galina Lurie12, Pamela J Thompson12, Michael E Carney12, Kirsten Moysich13, Robert Edwards14, Clare Bunker15, Allan Jensen8, Estrid Høgdall8, Daniel W Cramer34, Allison F Vitonis3, Sara H Olson16, Melony King2, Urmila Chandran2, Jolanta Lissowska17, Montserrat Garcia-Closas18, Hannah Yang6, Penelope M Webb19, Joellen M Schildkraut20, Marc T Goodman1221, Harvey A Risch22, , on behalf of the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group and Australian Cancer Study (Ovarian Cancer) and and on behalf of the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Population Health Research, Alberta Health Services-Cancer Care and Departments of Medical Genetics and Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

2 The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

3 Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

4 Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

5 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA

6 Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

7 University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA

8 Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

9 Gynecologic Clinic, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

10 Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

11 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, AB, Canada

12 Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

13 Roswell Park Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

14 Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

15 University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

16 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

17 Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, The M. Sklodowska-Curie Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland

18 Division of Genetics and Epidemiology, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, United Kingdom

19 The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Locked Bag 2000 Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Australia

20 Department of Community and Family Medicine and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

21 Departments of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

22 Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA

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BMC Cancer 2013, 13:28  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-28

Published: 22 January 2013

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Table S1. Alcohol intake distributions across study sites by case status, OCAC studies. Table S2. Distribution of covariates among cases and controls and among beer, wine and liquor consumers, OCAC studies. Table S3. Association between total alcohol and wine intake and histological types of ovarian carcinoma (original histological assignment), OCAC studies. Table S4. Association between total alcohol and wine intake and ovarian carcinoma, stratified by smoking, OCAC studies.

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