Title: Occurence of both bladder and prostate cancer in five cancer registries in Belgium, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom
Authors: Kellen, Eliane ×
Zeegers, MPA
Dirx, M
Houterman, S
Droste, J
Truyers, Carla
Bruckers, L
Molenberghs, G
Joniau, Steven
Buntinx, Frank #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: European Journal of Cancer vol:43 pages:1694-1700
Abstract: Objective: To assess the occurrence of both bladder and prostate tumours in five welldefined cancer registries.Methods: Anonymous data were provided from each cancer registry on all male bladder andprostate cancers (invasive and non-invasive). Poisson regression was used to model therate of developing the second primary tumour and generated incidence rate ratios (RRs)with 95% confidence intervals.Results: For bladder cancer and prostate cancer as first diagnosis, there was an excess riskto develop the second neoplasm. The RR decreased with increasing age of the patients. Noeffect of the initial treatment of the first neoplasm was found.Conclusion: This analysis found an excess risk to develop prostate cancer in bladder cancerpatients younger than 70 years and the first year of follow-up after the diagnosis of bladdercancer. This may be due to detection bias, although a common aetiology may also bepresent.
ISSN: 0959-8049
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Urology Section (-)
Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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