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Making Health Care More Productive

Making Health Care More Productive News & Analysis High-risk Cancers • Keratinocyte and esophageal cancer risks Although people with psoriasis have ad- Among people with psoriasis of any sever- were more than twice as high. ditional,modifiablerisks—they’remorelikely ity, the risk of developing certain cancers • Liver, pancreatic, and bladder cancer risks to smoke, drink alcohol, and have weight- was significantly elevated compared with also were elevated. control issues than people without the con- psoriasis-free individuals: dition—cancer risks declined when the in- • Oral cancer risk was nearly 3 times higher. Cancer Deaths vestigators controlled for these lifestyle • The risk of esophageal cancer doubled. The investigators found that 3 cancers— factors. These findings indicate that people • Squamous cell carcinoma risk doubled. esophageal, liver, and pancreatic—were as- with psoriasis might benefit from counsel- • The risk of developing liver cancer was sociated with an elevated risk of death ing programs to improve health habits. 83% higher. among people with severe psoriasis. The investigators noted that addi- • Laryngeal cancer risk was 79% higher. tional population-based studies are • Keratinocyte cancer was 71% higher. Why the Data Matter needed to better understand why people • The risk of developing kidney, pancreatic, with psoriasis have an elevated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Making Health Care More Productive

JAMA , Volume 322 (23) – Dec 17, 2019

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2019.19695
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Abstract

News & Analysis High-risk Cancers • Keratinocyte and esophageal cancer risks Although people with psoriasis have ad- Among people with psoriasis of any sever- were more than twice as high. ditional,modifiablerisks—they’remorelikely ity, the risk of developing certain cancers • Liver, pancreatic, and bladder cancer risks to smoke, drink alcohol, and have weight- was significantly elevated compared with also were elevated. control issues than people without the con- psoriasis-free individuals: dition—cancer risks declined when the in- • Oral cancer risk was nearly 3 times higher. Cancer Deaths vestigators controlled for these lifestyle • The risk of esophageal cancer doubled. The investigators found that 3 cancers— factors. These findings indicate that people • Squamous cell carcinoma risk doubled. esophageal, liver, and pancreatic—were as- with psoriasis might benefit from counsel- • The risk of developing liver cancer was sociated with an elevated risk of death ing programs to improve health habits. 83% higher. among people with severe psoriasis. The investigators noted that addi- • Laryngeal cancer risk was 79% higher. tional population-based studies are • Keratinocyte cancer was 71% higher. Why the Data Matter needed to better understand why people • The risk of developing kidney, pancreatic, with psoriasis have an elevated

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 17, 2019

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