Cancer Causes & Control

, 22:1351

Erratum to: Meat, poultry and fish and risk of colorectal cancer: pooled analysis of data from the UK dietary cohort consortium

  • Elizabeth A. Spencer
  • Timothy J. Key
  • Paul N. Appleby
  • Christina C. Dahm
  • Ruth H. Keogh
  • Ian S. Fentiman
  • Tasnime Akbaraly
  • Eric J. Brunner
  • Victoria Burley
  • Janet E. Cade
  • Darren C. Greenwood
  • Alison M. Stephen
  • Gita Mishra
  • Diana Kuh
  • Robert Luben
  • Angela A. Mulligan
  • Kay-Tee Khaw
  • Sheila A. Rodwell
Erratum

Erratum to: Cancer Causes Control (2010) 21:1417–1425 DOI 10.1007/s10552-010-9569-7

There was an error in the algorithm used to select the controls in one of the contributing cohorts, the United Kingdom Women’s Cohort Study (UKWCS), with the effect that these controls were not random. This affects 25 case–control sets (25 cases and 100 controls). Exclusion of these case–control sets reduced the number of cases from 579 to 554, and the number of controls from 1996 to 1896, and caused only very small changes to the published results. For the main results as reported in the Abstract, odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for a 50 g/day increase were 1.02 (0.84–1.23) for red meat, 0.84 (0.64–1.11) for processed meat, 0.96 (0.82–1.12) for red and processed meat combined, 0.83 (0.66–1.04) for poultry, 0.91 (0.69–1.21) for white fish, and 0.91 (0.72–1.17) for fatty fish. The conclusions remain unchanged. The full set of revised results is available from the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth A. Spencer
    • 1
  • Timothy J. Key
    • 1
  • Paul N. Appleby
    • 1
  • Christina C. Dahm
    • 2
  • Ruth H. Keogh
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ian S. Fentiman
    • 4
  • Tasnime Akbaraly
    • 5
  • Eric J. Brunner
    • 5
  • Victoria Burley
    • 6
  • Janet E. Cade
    • 6
  • Darren C. Greenwood
    • 6
  • Alison M. Stephen
    • 7
  • Gita Mishra
    • 8
  • Diana Kuh
    • 8
  • Robert Luben
    • 9
  • Angela A. Mulligan
    • 2
  • Kay-Tee Khaw
    • 9
  • Sheila A. Rodwell
    • 2
  1. 1.Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical MedicineUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Public Health and Primary CareMedical Research Council Centre for Nutritional Epidemiology in Cancer Prevention and SurvivalCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public HealthUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  4. 4.Academic Oncology UnitGuy’s HospitalLondonUK
  5. 5.Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and AgeingLondonUK
  6. 6.Centre for Epidemiology & BiostatisticsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  7. 7.MRC Human Nutrition ResearchElsie Widdowson LaboratoryCambridgeUK
  8. 8.MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  9. 9.Department of Public Health and Primary CareUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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