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Immediate Risk for Cardiovascular Events and Suicide Following a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Prospective Cohort Study

  • Katja Fall equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Katja Fall, Fang Fang

    kfall@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Fang Fang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Katja Fall, Fang Fang

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Lorelei A. Mucci,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Weimin Ye,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Ove Andrén,

    Affiliation: Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

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  • Jan-Erik Johansson,

    Affiliation: Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

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  • Swen-Olof Andersson,

    Affiliation: Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

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  • Pär Sparén,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Georg Klein,

    Affiliation: The Microbiology Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Meir Stampfer,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Hans-Olov Adami,

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Unnur Valdimarsdóttir

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Centre of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

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  • Published: December 15, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000197

About the Authors

Katja Fall, Fang Fang, Weimin Ye, Pär Sparén, Hans-Olov Adami, Unnur Valdimarsdóttir
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Katja Fall, Lorelei A. Mucci, Meir Stampfer, Hans-Olov Adami
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Lorelei A. Mucci, Meir Stampfer
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Ove Andrén, Jan-Erik Johansson, Swen-Olof Andersson
Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden
Georg Klein
The Microbiology Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Unnur Valdimarsdóttir
Centre of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Corresponding Author

Email: kfall@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: KF FF LAM WY OA JEJ SOA PS GK MJS HOA UV. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: KF FF LAM WY OA JEJ SOA PS GK MJS HOA UV. Designed the experiments/the study: KF FF JEJ HOA UV. Analyzed the data: KF FF WY OA SOA. Collected data/did experiments for the study: PS. Wrote the first draft of the paper: KF FF UV. Contributed to the writing of the paper: KF FF LAM WY OA JEJ SOA PS GK MJS HOA UV. Contributed to design of study and interpretation of the data analyses; gave guidance on development of statistical models: LAM. Consultant: GK. Interpretation of data; approved the final version of the manuscript; responsible for data integrity: UV.