Directly from the USA: Brain Cancer Risk Increased After Moderate/Severe, Penetrating TBI

Moderate/severe and penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI) are associated with an increased risk for subsequent development of brain cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in JAMA Network Open.

Ian J. Stewart, M.D., from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine whether a history of TBI exposure is associated with subsequent development of brain cancer. Data were included for 1,919,740 veterans (80.25 percent male; 63.11 percent non-Hispanic White).

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