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Head, neck cancers at excess risk for second primary malignant neoplasms

Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma appeared at increased risk for second primary malignant neoplasms, according to a population-based retrospective cohort study.
This association appeared more pronounced among those with non-HPV-related cancers.
“There are an estimated 430,000 HNSCC survivors in the United States, and the number
is expected to continue to rise,” Eric Adjei Boakye, PhD, MA, statistical consultant at Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, and colleagues wrote. “The incidence of second primary malignant neoplasm in HNSCC patients is
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