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Strong link found between RCC and melanoma

Kim KB et al. Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 19;57:80-4

Key clinical point: Review of international tumor registry data demonstrated a strong and bidirectional association between renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and melanoma.

Major finding: Standardized incidence ratios were 2.31 for developing a second primary melanoma in patients who first had an RCC diagnosis, and 2.87 for developing a second primary RCC in patients who had melanoma first.

Study details: Analysis of 13,879 patients with melanoma and 7,597 patients with RCC in the International Tumor Registry Database at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Disclosures: The authors reported that they had no conflicts of interest.

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Citation:

Kim KB et al. Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 19;57:80-4.