Identifying Malignancies in SpA

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Identifying Malignancies in SpA



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What are some of the potential malignancies we should look for in our SpA patients?

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    The risk of developing cancer may be higher in patients with spondyloarthritis, or SpA for short.1-6 What do we need to know about the risk of cancer, as well as other malignancies in these patients? Dr. Anisha Dua joins Dr. Elaine Husni from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University to explore malignancies in SpA.

    Dr. Dua and Dr. Husni are Novartis consultants.

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    5. Chang CC, Chang CW, Nguyen PAA, et al. Ankylosing spondylitis and the risk of cancer. Oncol Lett. 2017;14(2):1315-1322.
    6. Karmacharya P, Shahukhal R, Ogdie A. Risk of malignancy in spondyloarthritis: a systematic review. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2020;46(3):463-511.

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Schedule30 Mar 2023