Associated malignancies in patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and their kin.

  title={Associated malignancies in patients with Waldenstr{\"o}m's macroglobulinemia and their kin.},
  author={Christina A Hanzis and Rohit P Ojha and Zachary R Hunter and Robert J. Manning and Megan C. Lewicki and Philip S Brodsky and Leukothea Ioakimidis and Christina K. Tripsas and Christopher J. Patterson and Patricia Sheehy and Steven P Treon},
  journal={Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia},
  volume={11 1},
We examined the incidence of other malignancies in 924 Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia (WM) patients and their kin. A total of 225 (24.3%) patients had ≥1 additional malignancy, with 63% predating the WM diagnosis. The most common gender-adjusted malignancies were prostate (9.4%), breast (8.0%), non-melanoma skin (7.1%), hematologic (2.8%), melanoma (2.2%), lung (1.4%) and thyroid 1.1%). Among hematologic malignancies, all 13 cases of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and 4 cases of acute… CONTINUE READING