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Longitude Position in a Time Zone and Cancer Risk in the United States

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, August 2017
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Title
Longitude Position in a Time Zone and Cancer Risk in the United States
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Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, August 2017
DOI 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-16-1029
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Fangyi Gu, Shangda Xu, Susan S. Devesa, Fanni Zhang, Elizabeth B. Klerman, Barry I. Graubard, Neil E. Caporaso

Abstract

Circadian disruption is a probable human carcinogen. From the eastern to western border of a timezone, social time is equal whereas solar time is progressively delayed, producing increased discrepancies between individuals' social and biological circadian time. Accordingly, western timezone residents experience greater circadian disruption and may be at an increased risk of cancer. We examine associations between the position in a timezone (PTZ) and age-standardized county-level incidence rates for total cancers combined and 23 specific cancers by gender using the data of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (2000-2012), including four million cancer diagnoses in white residents of 607 counties in 11 US states. Log-linear regression was conducted, adjusting for latitude, poverty, cigarette smoking, and state. Bonferroni corrected p-values were used as the significance criteria. Risk increased from east to west within a timezone for total and many specific cancers, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (both genders) and cancers of the stomach, liver, prostate, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men and cancers of the esophagus, colorectum, lung, breast, and corpus uteri in women. Risk increased from the east to the westin a timezone for total and many specific cancers, in accord with the circadian disruption hypothesis. Replication in analytic epidemiologic studies are warranted. Our findings suggest that circadian disruption may not be a rare phenomenon affecting only shift workers, but is widespread in the general population with broader implications for public health than generally appreciated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 14%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 10%
Professor 5 8%
Researcher 4 7%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 18 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Neuroscience 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 14 24%
Unknown 23 39%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1060. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 September 2022.
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#1
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