Multiple myeloma and family history of cancer. A case-control study.

@article{Bourguet1985MultipleMA,
  title={Multiple myeloma and family history of cancer. A case-control study.},
  author={Claire C. Bourguet and Seymour Grufferman and Elizabeth S. Delzell and Elizabeth R. DeLong and Harvey Jay Cohen},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1985},
  volume={56 8},
  pages={
          2133-9
        }
}
A hospital-based case-control study was done to examine the hypothesis that persons with a family history of multiple myeloma (MM) or other cancers are at increased risk of multiple myeloma. Study members were 439 cases of multiple myeloma and 1317 matched controls seen at the Duke University Medical Center. Only 3 cases and 4 controls reported multiple myeloma in their families. The relative risk (RR) was 2.3, but the 95% confidence interval (CI) was 0.5-10.1, allowing no firm conclusion about… CONTINUE READING
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