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Joint occurrence of Merkel cell carcinoma and non-Hodgkin lymphomas in four Nordic countries

Koljonen, Virve; Rantanen, Matti; Sahi, Helka; Mellemkjaer, Lene; Hansen, Bo Terning; Chen, Tianhui; Hemminki, Kari LU and Pukkala, Eero (2015) In Leukemia & Lymphoma 56(12). p.3315-3319
Abstract
The objective of this study was to assess the reciprocal association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) using the data of four Nordic Cancer Registries. Data for this study were drawn from the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish cancer registries. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) for MCC among NHL patients, and for NHL among MCC patients, were calculated. There were 109 838 individuals with NHL and 1411 individuals with MCC, of which 28 had joint occurrence of NHL and MCC. In 18 cases, NHL was diagnosed first, and in 10 cases, MCC was diagnosed first. The SIR for MCC after NHL was 4.34 (95% confidence interval 2.57-6.85). The SIR for NHL after MCC was 3.13 (1.50-5.77). Although the absolute frequency... (More)
The objective of this study was to assess the reciprocal association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) using the data of four Nordic Cancer Registries. Data for this study were drawn from the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish cancer registries. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) for MCC among NHL patients, and for NHL among MCC patients, were calculated. There were 109 838 individuals with NHL and 1411 individuals with MCC, of which 28 had joint occurrence of NHL and MCC. In 18 cases, NHL was diagnosed first, and in 10 cases, MCC was diagnosed first. The SIR for MCC after NHL was 4.34 (95% confidence interval 2.57-6.85). The SIR for NHL after MCC was 3.13 (1.50-5.77). Although the absolute frequency of joint occurrence of MCC and NHL is low, individuals suffering from one of the cancer forms have an increased risk of the other. (Less)
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Merkel cell carcinoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, simultaneous, SIR
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Leukemia & Lymphoma
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56
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12
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3315 - 3319
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Taylor & Francis
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1042-8194
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10.3109/10428194.2015.1040010
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  abstract     = {The objective of this study was to assess the reciprocal association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) using the data of four Nordic Cancer Registries. Data for this study were drawn from the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish cancer registries. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) for MCC among NHL patients, and for NHL among MCC patients, were calculated. There were 109 838 individuals with NHL and 1411 individuals with MCC, of which 28 had joint occurrence of NHL and MCC. In 18 cases, NHL was diagnosed first, and in 10 cases, MCC was diagnosed first. The SIR for MCC after NHL was 4.34 (95% confidence interval 2.57-6.85). The SIR for NHL after MCC was 3.13 (1.50-5.77). Although the absolute frequency of joint occurrence of MCC and NHL is low, individuals suffering from one of the cancer forms have an increased risk of the other.},
  author       = {Koljonen, Virve and Rantanen, Matti and Sahi, Helka and Mellemkjaer, Lene and Hansen, Bo Terning and Chen, Tianhui and Hemminki, Kari and Pukkala, Eero},
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  keyword      = {Merkel cell carcinoma,non-Hodgkin lymphoma,simultaneous,SIR},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {3315--3319},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Leukemia & Lymphoma},
  title        = {Joint occurrence of Merkel cell carcinoma and non-Hodgkin lymphomas in four Nordic countries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10428194.2015.1040010},
  volume       = {56},
  year         = {2015},
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