A case-control study of renal cell carcinoma in relation to occupation, smoking, and alcohol consumption

Arch Environ Health. May-Jun 1988;43(3):238-41. doi: 10.1080/00039896.1988.9934940.


A case-control study based on data from a cancer registry was conducted to evaluate the effects of smoking, alcohol use, and occupation on renal cell cancer risk. Information was obtained for 326 male and female cases and 978 age- and sex-matched controls. Elevated risks were identified for cigarette smokers and for men employed as truck drivers. No relationship between alcohol consumption and renal cancer was observed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alcohol Drinking*
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Male
  • Occupations*
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking / adverse effects*