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Cigarette smoking implicated in half of bladder cancers in women

NIH study confirms bladder cancer risk from smoking is higher than previously estimated

Posted on August 16, 2011

Current cigarette smokers have a higher risk of bladder cancer than previously reported, and the risk in women is now comparable to that in men, according to a study by scientists from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The report was published on Aug. 16, 2011, in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

News Sources

NCI Press Release: Cigarette smoking implicated in half of bladder cancers in women

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study  

NCI Cancer Bulletin: Smokers at greater risk of bladder cancer than previously estimated

News article in NCI's bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin

DCEG Linkage: Scientific Highlight: Smoking and bladder cancer

Research highlight in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter

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