Risk of second primary cancers after malignant mesothelioma and vice versa

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We aimed at investigating risk of specific second primary cancers (SPCs) after malignant mesothelioma (MM) and vice versa, which has not been reported. Among survivors of 3672 pleural MM and 895 peritoneal MM, overall 113 and 28 SPCs were recorded, respectively, while reverse analyses included overall 431 pleural and 88 peritoneal MMs after any first cancers. We found a bidirectional association of pleural MM with kidney cancer for overall [for second kidney cancer after pleural MM: standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) = 4.4, 95% confidence intervals (CIs): 2.0-8.3; for second pleural MM after kidney cancer: 2.3 (1.3-3.9)] and for


External organisations
  • German Cancer Research Centre
  • Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Stanford University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cancer and Oncology


  • Cancer registry, Etiology, Malignant mesothelioma, Peritoneal mesothelioma, Pleural mesothelioma, Second primary cancers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 28
Publication categoryResearch