Occupation and Other Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancer

  • Andrew F. Olshan
  • Kimon Divaris


In this chapter, we examine the potential role of occupational and other exposures in the etiology of head and neck cancer (most often squamous cell carcinoma, SCCHN). The focus was on factors that have been examined in multiple epidemiologic studies, including occupational exposures, gastroesophageal reflux, and oral health. We consider the study design, conduct, and analytic approach and methods that may have influenced the interpretation of results from previous studies.


Oral Health Oral Cancer Laryngeal Cancer Tooth Loss Tooth Brushing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew F. Olshan
    • 1
  • Kimon Divaris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public HealthUniversity of North CarolinaChapel Hill, NCUSA

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