The risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis after cancer in U.S. elderly adults: a population-based prospective study.

@article{Freedman2014TheRO,
  title={The risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis after cancer in U.S. elderly adults: a population-based prospective study.},
  author={Daryl Michal Freedman and J Wu and Sarah E. Daugherty and Ralph W. Kuncl and Lindsey Enewold and Ruth M. Pfeiffer},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={135 7},
  pages={1745-50}
}
Although epidemiologic studies have examined the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in relation to cancer, none have been large population-based studies using incident ALS and adjusting for medical surveillance. Addressing those limitations, all first primary cancer cases from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program (1992-2005), linked to Medicare claims data were used. Cases were followed from cancer diagnosis until the earliest date of ALS diagnosis, a break in… CONTINUE READING

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