Chlamydial antibodies and risk of prostate cancer

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Abstract

Objective: We assessed the risk of prostate cancer by exposure to Chlamydia trachomatis. Method: Seven hundred thirty eight cases of prostate cancer and 2,271 matched controls were identified from three serum sample banks in Finland, Norway, and Sweden by linkage to the population based cancer registries. Results: A statistically significant inverse association (odds ratio, 0.69; 95% confidence interval, 0.51-0.94) was found. It was consistent by different serotypes and there was a consistent dose-response relationship. Conclusion: C. trachomatis infection is not likely to increase the risk of prostate cancer. Whether the inverse relationship is true or due to difficulties in measuring the true exposure in prostatic tissue by serology, confounders or other sources of error remain open.

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Authors
  • T Anttila
  • L Tenkanen
  • S Lumme
  • M Leinonen
  • RE Gislefoss
  • G Hallmans
  • S Thoresen
  • T Hakulinen
  • T Luostarinen
  • P Stattin
  • P Saikku
  • J Dillner
  • M Lehtinen
  • T Anttila
  • L Tenkanen
  • S Lumme
  • M Leinonen
  • RE Gislefoss
  • G Hallmans
  • S Thoresen
  • And 7 others
  • T Hakulinen
  • T Luostarinen
  • P Stattin
  • P Saikku
  • Joakim Dillner
  • M Lehtinen
  • M Hakama
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  • Cancer and Oncology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-389
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes