DOI QR코드

DOI QR Code

Association of Breast Cancer with Sleep Pattern - A Pilot Case Control Study in a Regional Cancer Centre in South Asia

  • Datta, Karabi (Department of Epidemiology Biostatistics, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute) ;
  • Roy, Asoke (Department of Pathology and Cancer Screening, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute) ;
  • Nanda, Durgaprasad (Department of Surgical Oncology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute) ;
  • Das, Ila (Depart of Cancer Chemoprevention, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute) ;
  • Guha, Subhas (Department of Epidemiology Biostatistics, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute) ;
  • Ghosh, Dipanwita (Department of Pathology and Cancer Screening, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute) ;
  • Sikdar, Samar (Department of Pathology and Cancer Screening, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute) ;
  • Biswas, Jaydip (Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute)
  • Published : 2014.11.06

Abstract

The rising trend of breast cancer both in developed and developing countries is a real threat challenging all efforts to screening, prevention and treatment aspects to reduce its impact. In spite of modern preventive strategies, the upward trend of breast cancer has become a matter of great concern in both developed and developing countries. Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute is a premier regional cancer institute in eastern region of India catering to a large number of cancer patients every year. A pilot case control study of fifty breast cancer patients and 100 matched controls was conducted during 2013 to evaluate the effects of habitual factors like working in night shift, not having adequate sleep, and not sleeping in total darkness on breast cancer of women. The study revealed that not sleeping in total darkness was associated with higher odds of outcome of breast cancer of women. This positive correlation can play a vital role in formulation of preventive strategies through life style modification.

Keywords

Light at night;melatonin;circadian rhythm;night shift work;breast cancer;Indians

References

  1. Blask DE, Brainard GC, Dauchy RT, et al (2005). “Melatonindepleted blood from premenopausal women exposed to light at night stimulates growth of human breast cancer xenografts in nude rats”. Cancer Res, 65, 11174-84. https://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-05-1945
  2. Ai-Ren Jiang, Chang-Ming Gao, Jian-Hua Ding, et al (2013). Abortions and breast cancer risk in premenopausal and postmenopausal women in Jiangsu province of China cancer registries. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 13, 33-35. https://doi.org/10.7314/APJCP.2012.13.1.033
  3. Anna H Wu, Renwei Wang, Woon-Puay Koh, et al (2008). Sleep duration, melatonin and breast cancer among Chinese women in Singapore. Carcinogenesis, 29, 1244-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/carcin/bgn100
  4. A Nandakumar, T Ramnath, Meesha Chaturvedi (2010).The magnitude of cancer breast in India: a summary. Indian J Surg Oncol, 1,8-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-010-0004-z
  5. Brzezinski A(1997). Melatonin in humans. N Engl J Med, 336, 186-95. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199701163360306
  6. Cohen M, Lippman M, Chabner B (1978). Role of pineal gland in aetiology and treatment of breast cancer. Lancet, 2, 814-6.
  7. Datta K, Biswas J (2009). Influence of dietary habits, physical activity and affluence factors on breast cancer in east india - a case-control study. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 10, 217-20.
  8. Davis S, Mirick DK, Stevens RG (2001). Night shift work, light at night, and risk of breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst, 93, 1557-62. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/93.20.1557
  9. Hansen J (2001). Increased breast cancer risk among women who work predominantly at night. Epidemiol, 12, 74-7. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001648-200101000-00013
  10. Dikshit J, Gupta PC, Ramasundarahettige C, et al (2012). Cancer mortality in India: a nationally representative survey. Lancet, 79, 1807-16.
  11. Ferlay J, Bray F, Pisani P, Parkin DM (2001). GLOBOCAN 2000: Cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence worldwide. IARC cancer base No. 5. [1.0]. Lyon, France: IARC.
  12. Ferlay J, Parkin DM, Steliarova-Foucher E (2010). Estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in Europe in 2008. Eur J Cancer, 46, 765-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2009.12.014
  13. Jia YJ, Lu YS, Wu KJ, et al (2013). Does night work increase the risk of breast cancer? A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. Cancer Epidemiol, 37, 197-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2013.01.005
  14. Kruk J, Marchlewicz M (2013). Dietary fat and physical activity in relation to breast cancer among Polish women. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 14, 2495-502. https://doi.org/10.7314/APJCP.2013.14.4.2495
  15. Kolstad HA (2008). Nightshift work and risk of breast cancer and other cancers-a critical review of the epidemiologic evidence. Scand. J Work Environ Health, 34, 5-22. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.1194
  16. McElroy JA, Newcomb PA, Titus-Ernstoff L, et al (2006). Duration of sleep and breast cancer risk in a large populationbased case-control study, 15, 241-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2869.2006.00523.x
  17. O'Leary ES, Schoenfeld ER, Stevens RG, et al (2006). Shift work, light at night, and breast cancer on Long Island, New York. Am J Epidemiol. 164, 358-66. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwj211
  18. Parkin DM (2011). Cancers attributable to occupationet exposures in the UK in 2010. Br J Cancer, 105, 70-2. https://doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2011.487
  19. Qian Li, Tongzhang Zheng, Theodore R, et al (2010). Light at night and breast cancer risk: results from a population-based case-control study in Connecticut, USA Cancer Causes Control, 21, 2281-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-010-9653-z
  20. Schernhammer ES, Laden F, Speizer FE, et al (2001). Rotating night shifts and risk of breast cancer in women participating in the nurses' health study. J Natl Cancer Inst, 93, 1563-8 https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/93.20.1563
  21. Rafnsson V, Tulinius H, Jonasson J, Hrafnkelsson J (2001). Risk of breast cancer in female flight attendants: a populationbased study (Iceland). Cancer Causes Control, 12, 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008983416836
  22. Kamath R, Mahajan KS, Ashok L, Sanal TS (2013). A study on risk factors of breast cancer among patients attending the tertiary care hospital, in udupi district. Indian J Commun Med, 38, 95-99. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.112440
  23. Sanchez-Barcelo EJ (2005). Melatonin-estrogen interactions in breast cancer. J Pineal Res, 38, 217-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-079X.2004.00207.x
  24. Schernhammer ES, Hankinson SE (2009). Urinary melatonin levels and postmenopausal breast cancer risk in the nurses' health study cohort. Cancer Epidem Biomar Prev, 18, 74-9. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-08-0637
  25. Shamsi U, Khan S, Usman S, Soomro S, Azam I (2013). A multicenter matched case control study of breast cancer risk factors among women in Karachi, Pakistan. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 14, 183-8 https://doi.org/10.7314/APJCP.2013.14.1.183
  26. Slack R, Young C, Rushton L (2012). Occupational cancer in Britain. Br J Cancer, 107, 27-32. https://doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2012.115
  27. Stevens RG (1987). Electric power use and breast cancer: ahypothesis. Am J Epidemiol, 125, 556-61.
  28. Stevens RG, Blask DE, Brainard GC, et al (2007). Meeting report: the role of environmental lighting and circadian disruption in cancer and other diseases. Environ Health Perspect, 115, 1357-62. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.10200
  29. Stevens RG (2009). Working against our endogenous circadian clock: breast cancer and electric lighting in the modern world. Mutat Res, 680, 106-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrgentox.2009.08.004
  30. U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group (2013). United states cancer statistics: 1999-2010 Incidence and mortality webbased report. atlanta (GA): Department of health and human services, centers for disease control and prevention, and national cancer institute; 2013.
  31. Stevens RG (2009). Light-at-night, circadian disruption and breast cancer: assessment of existing evidence. Int J Epidemiol, 38, 963-70. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyp178
  32. Stevens RG (2009). Electric light causes cancer? surely you're joking, Mr. Stevens. Mutat Res, 682, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2009.01.003
  33. Three-year Report of Population Based Cancer Registries, 2009-2011. Report of 25 PBCRs in India. National cancer registry programme. national centre for disease informatics and research.
  34. Wang F, Yeung KL, Chan WC, et al (2013). A meta-analysis on dose-response relationship between night shift work and the risk of breast cancer. Ann Oncol, 24, 2724-32. https://doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mdt283

Cited by

  1. Sex Differences in the Association between Night Shift Work and the Risk of Cancers: A Meta-Analysis of 57 Articles vol.2018, pp.1875-8630, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7925219