World Journal of Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Volume No 7

Original Article Open Access

Second Malignant Neoplasms in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

1,Ray M. Merrill,  2Arielle A. Sloan

  • 1Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Submitted:Wednesday, March 12, 2014
  • Accepted:Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • PublishedThursday, May 01, 2014

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 Individuals who survive a first primary cancer in childhood are at increased risk of a second neoplasm.

Study design

This cohort study updates a previous report with 10 additional years of data to verify and add to our existing knowledge about subsequent cancer risk.

Materials and Methods

Analyses are based on a cohort of 40,337 children (age<20 years) who survived cancer for at least two months from 1973 through 2010 in the Surveillance, E