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When cancer is a side effect of cancer

Childhood cancer survivors twice as likely to be diagnosed with a second cancer after 40, study finds

Sept. 21, 2015 | By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Service

Survivors of childhood cancer are twice as likely as the general population be diagnosed with cancer after age 40, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota and Fred Hutch.

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Atomic bomb study exposes second cancer risks

First large-scale radiation study reveals similar risk in the development of first and second subsequent cancers

Sept. 20, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

The first large-scale study of the relationship between radiation dose and risk of multiple cancers among atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, reveals a similar risk in the development of first and second subsequent cancers. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Chris Li led the study in collaboration with PHS colleagues Drs. Scott Davis and Kenneth Kopecky and graduate research assistants Jean McDougall and Erin Semmens. They worked with investigators at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the National Cancer Institute.

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Alcohol, smoking, obesity: Lifestyle links to second breast cancers

Christopher Li and colleagues discover lifestyle factors that may make breast cancer survivors more vulnerable to a second cancer

Sept. 14, 2009 | By Kristen Woodward

In a new study, Fred Huchinson Cancer Reseearch Center scientist Dr. Christopher Li and colleagues report that obesity, alcohol use and smoking all significantly increase the risk of second breast cancer among breast cancer survivors.

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