Ankylosing spondylitis and the risk of cancer.

@article{Chang2017AnkylosingSA,
  title={Ankylosing spondylitis and the risk of cancer.},
  author={Chih-Cheng Chang and Cheng-Wei Chang and Phung-Anh Nguyen and Tzu-Hao Chang and Ya-Ling Shih and Wen-Ying Chang and Jorng-Tzong Horng and Oscar Kuang-Sheng Lee and Jennifer Hui-Chun Ho},
  journal={Oncology letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          1315-1322
        }
}
  • Chih-Cheng Chang, Cheng-Wei Chang, +6 authors Jennifer Hui-Chun Ho
  • Published in Oncology letters 2017
  • Medicine
  • Cancer is a multifactorial disease, and imbalances of the immune response and sex-associated features are considered risk factors for certain types of cancer. The present study aimed to assess whether ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an immune disorder that predominantly affects young adult men, is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, a cohort of patients diagnosed with AS between 2000 and 2008 who had no history of cancer prior… CONTINUE READING
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