Lifetime Occurrence of Brain Metastases Arising from Lung, Breast, and Skin Cancers in the Elderly: A SEER-Medicare Study.

@article{Ascha2019LifetimeOO,
  title={Lifetime Occurrence of Brain Metastases Arising from Lung, Breast, and Skin Cancers in the Elderly: A SEER-Medicare Study.},
  author={Mustafa S Ascha and Quinn T Ostrom and James M Wright and Priya Kumthekar and Jeremy Scott Bordeaux and Andrew E. Sloan and Fredrick R Schumacher and Carol Kruchko and Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2019},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={
          917-925
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program recently released data on brain metastases (BM) diagnosed during primary cancer staging workup ("synchronous" BM, or SBM); this study examines the incidence of SBM compared with that of lifetime BM (LBM) identified using Medicare claims for patients diagnosed with lung cancer, breast cancer, or melanoma. METHODS Incidence proportions (IP) and age-adjusted rates for each of SEER SBM and Medicare LBM are presented along… CONTINUE READING