A cohort study of cancer following infectious mononucleosis.

  title={A cohort study of cancer following infectious mononucleosis.},
  author={Roger R. Connelly and Barbara Christine},
  journal={Cancer research},
  volume={34 5},
Reports of 4,529 cases of infectious mononucleosis diag nosed during the years 1948-1964 among residents of Connecticut were identified through existing records and matched against a register of cancer cases covering the same population. The overall cancer risk following infectious mononucleosis was increased with 33 cancers observed compared to 24.4 expected for a relative risk of 1.4. Although this increased cancer risk was not large and may easily have occurred by chance, larger relative… CONTINUE READING