Synchronous and metachronous malignancies: analysis of the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) tumor registry

@article{Powell2013SynchronousAM,
  title={Synchronous and metachronous malignancies: analysis of the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) tumor registry},
  author={Steven Francis Powell and Gobind Tarchand and Thomas S. Rector and Mark Klein Klein},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={1565-1573}
}
Multiple primary malignancies (MPMs) are increasing as cancer survivorship improves. A large analysis of the SEER database estimates that approximately 16 % of new cancers reported to their registry represent a second or higher order malignancy. The purpose of this study is to estimate the number of MPM diagnoses and to define differences in synchronous and metachronous cancers in the Veterans Affairs (VA) population. The primary objective of this study was to determine the proportion of second… CONTINUE READING
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