New Publication – Psychosocial factors, health behaviors and risk of cancer incidence

We are pleased to share that a new publication from the Psychosocial Factors and Cancer Incidence (PSY-CA) consortium have been published in Cancer Epidemiology. Led from the Netherlands by Dr. Lonneke van Tuijl and Dr. Joost Dekker, this study includes 18 cohorts with more than 300,000 participants including Atlantic PATH, the Ontario Health Study and CARTaGENE from CanPath. Our local team members include Mr. Yunsong Cui (Atlantic PATH) who completed all local analyses, Dr. Ellen Sweeney (Atlantic PATH) and Dr. Melanie Keats (Dalhousie University).

Depression, anxiety and other psychosocial factors are hypothesized to be involved in cancer development. In this first large study to systematically examine potential interaction and effect modification, we found no evidence for psychosocial factors to interact with or modify health behaviors in relation to cancer incidence. The behavioral risk profile for cancer incidence is similar in people with and without psychosocial stress.

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