Newswire (Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Received: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:40:42 PM CST)

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Reports Outline Prostate Cancer Study Results from University of Quebec (Perceived Workplace Stress Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer before Age 65)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Fresh data on Oncology - Prostate Cancer are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Laval, Canada, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Evidence is lacking regarding the potential role of chronic psychological stress on cancer incidence. The workplace is reported to be the main source of stress among Canadian men."

Funders for this research include Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Research Society, Fonds de Recherche du Quebec - Sante, Ministere du Developpement Economique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Quebec, "We examined the association between perceived lifetime workplace stress and prostate cancer (PCa) risk in a large case-control study. Cases were 1,933 men, aged less than or equal to 75 years, newly diagnosed with PCa in 2005-2009 across hospitals in Montreal, Canada. Concurrently, 1994 population controls frequency-matched on age were randomly selected from the electoral list based on cases' residential districts. Detailed lifestyle and work histories (including perceived stress, from any type of work stressor, for each job held) were collected during in-person interviews. Logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association between work-related stress and PCa risk in multivariate analyses. Over the lifetime, 58% of subjects reported at least one job as stressful. Occupations described as stressful were most often among white-collar workers. Perceived workplace stress duration was associated with a higher risk of PCa (OR=1.12, 95% CI:1.04-1.20 per 10-year increase) among men younger than 65 years, but not among older men. Associations were similar irrespective of PCa aggressiveness. Frequent or recent screening for PCa, age at first exposure and time since exposure to work-related stress, and socioeconomic and lifestyle factors, had little influence on risk estimates."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Findings are in line with an association between reporting prolonged workplace stress and an increase in risk of PCa before age 65."

For more information on this research see: Perceived Workplace Stress Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer before Age 65. Frontiers In Oncology, 2017;7():269.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Blanc-Lapierre, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), University of Quebec, Laval, QC, Canada. Additional authors for this research include M.C. Rousseau and M.E Parent.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2017.00269. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

Keywords for this news article include: Laval, Quebec, Canada, Oncology, Prostatic Neoplasms, Risk and Prevention, North and Central America, Metastatic Prostate Cancer.

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