Genital Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer

SSS senior research scientist Aimee D’Aloisio was among the authors of a poster presented at the 2019 American Society of Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting and a poster at the 2018 NCI Cohort Consortium Annual Meeting that described a study of the relationship between genital powder use and risk of ovarian cancer in pooled data from four large prospective cohort studies: The Nurses’ Health Study, The Nurses’ Health Study II, The Sister Study, and the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Based on data from over 250,000 women, researchers found only a small relative increase in risk, which was limited to women with intact reproductive tracts. Other authors of the posters included researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and National Cancer Institute.

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