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Schizophrenia and cancer: an epidemiological study.

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BACKGROUND: For decades there has been interest in the possibility that people with schizophrenia might have some protection against cancer, and that, if this were so, it might hold clues about aetiological mechanisms in schizophrenia. AIMS: To study cancer incidence in schizophrenia. METHOD: Cohort analysis of linked hospital and death records was used to compare cancer rates in people with schizophrenia with a reference cohort. RESULTS: We did not find a reduced risk for cancer overall (ra...

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10.1192/bjp.187.4.334

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Kurina, LM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Seagroat, V More by this author
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
187
Issue:
OCT.
Pages:
334-338
Publication date:
2005-10-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:b2eafe52-b3f7-4fe2-a531-93245c691cbc
Source identifiers:
162775
Local pid:
pubs:162775

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