Cancer risk in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: associations with immunodeficiency, smoking, and highly active antiretroviral therapy.

  title={Cancer risk in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: associations with immunodeficiency, smoking, and highly active antiretroviral therapy.},
  author={Gary M Clifford and Jerry Polesel and Martin Rickenbach and Luigino Dal Maso and O Keiser and Andreas Kofler and Elisabetta Rapiti and Fabio Levi and Gernot Jundt and Thomas Fisch and Andrea Bordoni and Daniel de Weck and Silvia Franceschi},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={97 6},
BACKGROUND Persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk for several cancers, but the influences of behavioral risk factors, such as smoking and intravenous drug use, and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on cancer risk are not clear. METHODS Patient records were linked between the Swiss HIV Cohort Study and Swiss cantonal cancer registries. Observed and expected numbers of incident cancers were assessed in 7304 persons infected with HIV followed… CONTINUE READING
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