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Bladder TCC

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By Parisa Azim Med student
Christy G Woolcott, Gertraud Maskarinec, Christopher A Haiman, Brian E Henderson, Laurence N Kolonel
BACKGROUND: It is important to understand the adverse health sequelae that may result from the rising incidence of diabetes. Diabetics may have an increased risk for urothelial cancer but the evidence from prospective studies and ethnically diverse populations is sparse. METHOD: We examined this association in the Multiethnic Cohort (MEC) that was conducted in Hawaii and Los Angeles with nearly 186,000 participants in five ethnic groups. Over a median 10.7 years of follow-up, 918 incident cases of urothelial cancer (89% bladder and 11% other urinary tract sites) were identified through tumor registry linkages...
December 2011: Cancer Epidemiology
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