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Neoplasms, Second Primary

"Neoplasms, Second Primary" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Abnormal growths of tissue that follow a previous neoplasm but are not metastases of the latter. The second neoplasm may have the same or different histological type and can occur in the same or different organs as the previous neoplasm but in all cases arises from an independent oncogenic event. The development of the second neoplasm may or may not be related to the treatment for the previous neoplasm since genetic risk or predisposing factors may actually be the cause.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neoplasms, Second Primary" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Neoplasms, Second Primary" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 496 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 38 publications in 2012
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.