Serum pesticide levels in patients with childhood colorectal carcinoma

Cancer. 1981 Aug 1;48(3):774-8. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19810801)48:3<774::aid-cncr2820480319>3.0.co;2-t.

Abstract

From September 1974 through November 1976, 13 adolescent patients with mucin-producing colorectal adenocarcinoma were treated at a Memphis, Tennessee, pediatric oncology center. Ten of these children were from rural areas of the Mississippi Delta, areas of high pesticide use. None of them had a family history of colorectal cancer, familial polyposis, or ulcerative colitis. Levels of pesticide residues, however, were not generally higher in blood samples from patients and their families than from controls.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / blood*
  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Agriculture
  • Colonic Neoplasms / blood*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / etiology
  • DDT / blood
  • Dieldrin / blood
  • Female
  • Heptachlor Epoxide / blood
  • Hexachlorocyclohexane / blood
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucins / metabolism
  • Pesticides / blood*
  • Rural Population

Substances

  • Mucins
  • Pesticides
  • Heptachlor Epoxide
  • Hexachlorocyclohexane
  • DDT
  • Dieldrin