Smoking and survival in male breast cancer patients

Alicia Padron-Monedero, Tulay Sengul, Stacey L. Tannenbaum, Feng Miao, Damien Hansra, David J Lee, Margaret M Byrne

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Abstract

The purpose of the article was to assess whether smoking affects survival in male breast cancer patients for the overall population and when stratified by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Data were obtained by linking the 1996–2007 Florida Cancer Data System, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, and the US Census. Inclusion criteria were males ≥18 years, diagnosed with breast cancer and residing in Florida (n = 1573). To analyze the association between smoking and survival, we performed sequential multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression models with progressive adjustment for main confounders. Compared to never smokers, worse survival was found in current (hazard ratio = 1.63; 95 % CI = 1.23–2.16) but not in former smokers (1.26; 0.99–1.59). Those who smoked ≥1 packs/day had worse survival (2.48; 1.59–3.87) than never smokers with a significant dose–response (P for linear trend

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-687
Number of pages9
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume153
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2015

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Keywords

  • Health inequalities
  • Male breast cancer
  • Smoking
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Padron-Monedero, A., Sengul, T., Tannenbaum, S. L., Miao, F., Hansra, D., Lee, D. J., & Byrne, M. M. (2015). Smoking and survival in male breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 153(3), 679-687. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-015-3582-1