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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Special Report Moffitt Cancer Center: A Single-Institution Study of Demographics and Outcomes of Adult Patients With Multiple Cancers



Blogger's Note: very low rates of ovarian and pancreatic patients in this study


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Few studies have focused in general terms on patients who live for many years following a first diagnosis of cancer and then continue to be diagnosed
with multiple cancers over time.
                 ≥ 4 cancers             Yes  70 (43%)           No  93 (57%)


 
Table 2. — Cancer Diagnoses Among Study Patients (N = 163) (first, second, third cancers)

 A total of 92 patients (56%) had died. The median follow-up of patients still living was 11.4 years (range, 0.3–58.0). In 62 (67%) of the deceased patients, the cause of death was cancer; in 6 (7%), a nonmalignant
cause was determined; and, in 24 (26%), the cause was unknown. The overall median survival for the entire group was 14 years from the time of first cancer diagnosis (95% CI: 12–16; Fig 2).
  More than 40% of the patients in our study were diagnosed with 4 or more cancers. Although old age is a risk factor for cancer, the patients in the current study were not elderly when diagnosed with their first malignancy (median age, 61 years).

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