Aspirin and ovarian cancer: An Italian case-control study

Citation
A. Tavani et al., Aspirin and ovarian cancer: An Italian case-control study, ANN ONCOL, 11(9), 2000, pp. 1171-1173
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology,"Onconogenesis & Cancer Research
Journal title
ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY
ISSN journal
0923-7534 → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
9
Year of publication
2000
Pages
1171 - 1173
Database
ISI
SICI code
0923-7534(200009)11:9<1171:AAOCAI>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Background: A role for inflammation, and consequently of non-steroideal ant i-inflammatory drugs, in ovarian carcinogenesis has been proposed, but epid emiological evidence is scanty. Patients and methods: Data were derived from a hospital-based case-control study conducted in Italy between 1992 and 1999. Cases were 749 women, aged 18-80 years (median age 56 years), with incident, histologically confirmed ovarian cancer. Controls were 898 non-hysterectomized women, aged 17-80 yea rs (median age 58 years), admitted to hospital for acute conditions, unrela ted to risk factors for ovarian cancer. Results: The multivariate odds ratio (OR) was 0.93 (95% confidence interval (95% CI): 0.53-1.62) for regular aspirin use for more than six months, 1.3 8 (95% CI: 0.57-3.36) for current use and 0.72 (95% CI: 0.35-1.47) for form er use. The OR was not significantly different from unity for duration of u se, age at starting use, indication (analgesia or cardiovascular prevention ), and in women aged < 60 and greater than or equal to 60 years at ovarian cancer diagnosis. Conclusions: This study provides little support for the hypothesis that asp irin may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.