Multiple Primary Malignant Neoplasms

The Connecticut Experience, 1935–1964

  • Bruce S. Schoenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


When asked why he robbed banks, an astute and success­ ful criminal is said to have replied "Because that's where the money is kept." Why study patients with multiple primary cancers? The answer follows the same practical approach. Because the intensive investigation of such patients is very likely to yield data useful to both the clinical and research on­ cologist. Studies of this problem provide an immediate return for the clinician responsible for the care of cancer patients. With improved forms of therapy, these individuals are enjoying longer periods of survival. One important factor in maintaining increased survival is the early detection and treatment of new primary tumors which may develop. Analyses of multiple primary malignancies serve as a guide to the probable anatomic location of a subsequent primary and help define characteristics of the individual at high risk for multiple primary cancer. But just as treatment may improve the life of the cancer patient, it may also increase the risk of a subsequent malignancy. Studies of multiple primaries provide an efficient means for quantifying potentially harmful effects of current therapeutic modalities.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce S. Schoenberg
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology and Department of NeurologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  2. 2.National Cancer InstituteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthYale University School of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyGeorgetown University School of MedicineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81069-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81067-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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