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Editorial comment on: Agent Orange exposure, Vietnam War veterans, and the risk of prostate cancer†
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2008
Copyright © 2008 American Cancer Society
Volume 113, Issue 9, pages 2382–2384, 1 November 2008
How to Cite
Shah, S. R. and Terris, M. K. (2008), Editorial comment on: Agent Orange exposure, Vietnam War veterans, and the risk of prostate cancer. Cancer, 113: 2382–2384. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23696
See referenced original article on pages 2464–70, this issue.
- Issue published online: 17 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 25 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 APR 2008
- Manuscript Received: 8 APR 2008
Correlation of Agent Orange exposure and prostate cancer risk is difficult due to the myriad of methods utilized to document exposure. Chamie and colleagues employ the Veterans Affairs Agent Orange Registry as confirmation of Agent Orange exposure. Despite the fact that use of registry data introduces several biases that might under-estimate the number of exposed veterans, Chamie and colleagues demonstrate significant findings supporting the theory that Agent Orange exposure plays a role in prostate cancer pathogenesis.