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University of Utah study examines association between Parkinson disease and cancer

  • Posted: September 4, 2012

A University of Utah, Salt Lake City study that used a Utah genealogic database and a statewide cancer registry to examine the relationship between Parkinson disease (PD) and cancer suggests an increased risk of prostate cancer and melanoma in patients with PD and their relatives, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. The University of Utah is home to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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