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A Population-Based Case-Control Study of Marijuana Use and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Prevention Research, July 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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2 news outlets
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1 blog
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48 tweeters
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63 Facebook pages
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16 Google+ users
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Title
A Population-Based Case-Control Study of Marijuana Use and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Published in
Cancer Prevention Research, July 2009
DOI 10.1158/1940-6207.capr-09-0048
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Authors

Caihua Liang, Michael D. McClean, Carmen Marsit, Brock Christensen, Edward Peters, Heather H. Nelson, Karl T. Kelsey

Abstract

Cannabinoids, constituents of marijuana smoke, have been recognized to have potential antitumor properties. However, the epidemiologic evidence addressing the relationship between marijuana use and the induction of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is inconsistent and conflicting. Cases (n = 434) were patients with incident HNSCC disease from nine medical facilities in the Greater Boston, MA area between December 1999 and December 2003. Controls (n = 547) were frequency matched to cases on age (+/-3 years), gender, and town of residence, randomly selected from Massachusetts town books. A questionnaire was adopted to collect information on lifetime marijuana use (decade-specific exposures) and associations evaluated using unconditional logistic regression. After adjusting for potential confounders (including smoking and alcohol drinking), 10 to 20 years of marijuana use was associated with a significantly reduced risk of HNSCC [odds ratio (OR)(10-<20 years versus never users), 0.38; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.22-0.67]. Among marijuana users moderate weekly use was associated with reduced risk (OR(0.5-<1.5 times versus <0.5 time), 0.52; 95% CI, 0.32-0.85). The magnitude of reduced risk was more pronounced for those who started use at an older age (OR(15-<20 years versus never users), 0.53; 95% CI, 0.30-0.95; OR(> or =20 years versus never users), 0.39; 95% CI, 0.17-0.90; P(trend) < 0.001). These inverse associations did not depend on human papillomavirus 16 antibody status. However, for the subjects who have the same level of smoking or alcohol drinking, we observed attenuated risk of HNSCC among those who use marijuana compared with those who do not. Our study suggests that moderate marijuana use is associated with reduced risk of HNSCC.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 86 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 26%
Student > Bachelor 12 13%
Other 8 9%
Researcher 8 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Other 22 24%
Unknown 9 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 43%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 16%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Engineering 4 4%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 11 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 101. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 January 2021.
All research outputs
#227,593
of 16,614,363 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Prevention Research
#38
of 1,134 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#972
of 106,814 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Prevention Research
#2
of 46 outputs
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