Brain cancer risk rises after penetrating traumatic brain injury

Odds are raised following moderate to severe and penetrating injury in a cohort of mostly male veterans.
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Moderate to severe and penetrating traumatic brain injury are associated with an increased risk for subsequent development of brain cancer, according to a US study.

Researchers included data for over 1.9 million veterans (80% male) in a retrospective cohort study to examine whether a history of traumatic brain injury exposure is associated with later brain cancer.