BMJ Occupational and Environmental Medicine – The objective was to investigate employment in an occupation or industry and specific occupational exposures in relation to ovarian cancer risk. In a population-based case–control study conducted in Montreal, Canada (2011–2016), lifetime occupational histories were collected for 491 cases of ovarian cancer and 897 controls. The relationship between exposure to each of the 29 most prevalent agents and ovarian cancer risk was assessed. Certain occupations, industries, and specific occupational exposures may be associated with ovarian cancer risk. Further research is needed to provide a more solid grounding for any inferences in this regard.
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