Table 1

Risks of death for metastatic cancers compared to CUP (cancer of unknown primary) patients diagnosed with these metastases
Primary site N HR 95% CI
CUP (reference) 2881 1
Colorectal cancer 1438 0.61 0.57 0.65
Pancreatic cancer 460 1.71 1.54 1.90
Stomach cancer 322 1.16 1.02 1.31
Liver cancer 188 1.58 1.36 1.84
Lung cancer 2453 0.98 0.92 1.04
Kidney cancer 284 0.71 0.62 0.80
Bladder cancer 139 0.93 0.78 1.11
Prostate cancer 1259 0.24 0.22 0.26
Breast cancer 202 0.53 0.45 0.61
All known primaries 6745 0.69 0.66 0.72

Patients were diagnosed and died between 2002 and 2008. Only patients with one primary cancer and a positive metastasis status were considered.

Riihimäki et al.

Riihimäki et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-36

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