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New malignancies among cancer survivors: SEER cancer registries, 1973–2000
  1. Rajah Supramaniam
  1. The Cancer Council NSW, 153 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011, Australia; rajahs{at}

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Edited by Rochelle E Curtis, D Michael Freedman, Elaine Ron, Lynn A G Ries, David G Hacker, Brenda K Edwards, Margaret A Tucker, Joseph F Fraumeni. . Published by the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA, 2006, pp 492

This comprehensive monograph from the National Cancer Institute is an analysis of second primary cancer data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (SEER). In total there were 11 million person-years of follow-up of two million cases diagnosed in the period 1973 to 2000, with a median follow-up time for patients in this report of 8.2 years.

The information has been organised into a chapter for 18 clinical groups of primary cancer sites. For each cancer site there is a general introduction to the incidence, survival and mortality, followed by a results and discussion section. The main statistical presentations of results are the standardised incidence ratios and the excess absolute risk. Cumulative incidence rates were also calculated for 10, 15 or 25 years after diagnosis. …

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