BACKGROUND Familial breast cancers are known to be of early onset. This article provides differences in the age of onset of breast cancer and death by breast cancer between women with and without a family history. METHODS The Swedish Family-Cancer Database was used to estimate the cumulative risk of breast cancer and death by breast cancer according to… (More)
Sweden was the first country to establish a nationwide breast cancer screening service. We used the Swedish Family-Cancer Database to evaluate the risk of invasive carcinoma after in situ carcinoma of the breast. Risk estimates for contralateral and ipsilateral invasive malignancies following age and histology specific in situ breast carcinomas were… (More)
Using the Swedish Family-Cancer Database covering over 11.5 million individuals, estimated relative risks (RRs) for colorectal adenoma were using Poisson's regression. The RR of colorectal adenoma was found to be increased among first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer (2.72; 95% confidence interval=2.46-3.00) and among the offspring and… (More)
BACKGROUND This study quantified the risk of urinary bladder neoplasms in cancer patients taking into account the age at first diagnosis, the gender of the patients and the lead time between diagnoses. METHODS We used standardised incidence ratios (SIRs) to compare the incidence of bladder tumours in 967 767 cancer patients with the incidence rate in the… (More)
The Swedish Family-Cancer Database was used to quantify the incidence of second tumours in melanoma patients with a parental history of cancer. Patients with parents affected by melanoma showed a 32.3-fold risk of second primary melanomas, which was greater than a multiplicative interaction.
BACKGROUND To date, genetic-association studies of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in selected candidate genes with the symptom phenotype of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have typically involved hundreds to 2000 patients. SNPs in immune-related genes, such as cytokine and cytokine receptor encoding genes, have been reported to associate with IBS… (More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to characterise the familial association of pancreatic cancer with other malignancies. METHODS Relative risks (RRs) of pancreatic cancer according to family history of cancer were calculated using the updated Swedish Family-Cancer Database, which includes over 11.5 million individuals. Estimates were based on Poisson… (More)