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BACKGROUND In recent years, brain lymphoma incidence has dramatically increased, presumably because of elevated risk of brain lymphoma among persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). PURPOSE The objective of this study was to estimate independent incidence and survival rates of brain lymphoma among persons with or without AIDS and to(More)
We describe the anatomic and histologic presentation and prognosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) among people with AIDS (PWA) and determine their contribution to the NHL burden. We linked AIDS and cancer registries in selected areas of the United States and compared NHL sites and histologies in PWA and non-PWA, after adjusting for age, sex and ethnicity.(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer of the appendix is an uncommon disease that is rarely suspected rarely before surgery. Although several case series of these tumors have been published, little research has been anchored in population-based data on cancer of the appendix. METHODS This analysis included all actively followed cases of appendiceal neoplasms reported to the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the association of race with incidence, histology, treatment, and survival in women with uterine sarcoma during the period 1989-1999. METHODS Uterine sarcomas were defined as leiomyosarcoma, carcinosarcoma, high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (HGESS), adenosarcoma, and sarcoma not otherwise specified (NOS). We used cases from(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to describe the epidemiology of endocrine tumors of the cervix in comparison with invasive squamous cell carcinomas using population-based data reported to the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER) program. METHODS Retrospective analysis of actively followed cases reported to SEER from 1973 to 1998. Incidence, demographic(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to describe the rate, risk, trends, methods, and distribution of suicide among persons with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the United States. DESIGN We used National Center for Health Statistics multiple-cause mortality data from 1987 through 1989 to identify suicides among persons with AIDS (PWAs) and public-access(More)
Population-based cancer registries, such as those included in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results (SEER) Program, offer tremendous research potential beyond traditional surveillance activities. We describe the expansion of SEER registries to gather formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue from cancer patients on a population basis.(More)
Infliximab, a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist, is associated with tuberculosis (TB), but it is unknown whether this phenomenon is true of all TNF antagonists. We reviewed 25 cases of TB due to another TNF antagonist, etanercept, that were reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between November 1998 and March 2002. Such cases are(More)