Tumori primitivi multipli, sincroni o metacroni

Translated title of the contribution: Sinchronous and metachronous cancer

S. Berretta, D. Spartà, R. Fisichella, V. Bertino, E. Cimino, A. D'Agata, M. Berretta

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The risk of second sincrhonous or metachronous primary tumour is frequently correlated to geriatric age, to recovery or to long survival after the treatment of the first cancer; the possible underlying mechanism of this association being a common carcinogenetic pathway : in fact, as carcinogenesis is a multistep time-requiring process, age is with no doubt the main risk factor for cancer. Therefore it's expected that as people live longer they are more likely to develop cancer and of course the prevalence of multiple primary malignancies is destined to increase with age. Also the AA. discuss about their own experience and also they report 3 meaningful cases.

Translated title of the contributionSinchronous and metachronous cancer
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)263-268
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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