Malignant Diseases as Cause of Death in 92 Composers / Musicians (addictions included)
Maligne bolesti kao uzrok smrti kod 92 skladatelja/glazbenika (uključujući ovisnosti)

Darko Breitenfeld, Tomislav Breitenfeld, Marijo Vodanović, Mislav Pap, Josip Joachim Grah, Sanja Špoljar, Ankica Akrap, Ivana Rešetar
2017 Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research  
This study shows malignant diseases as the main cause of death in composers. Pathographies are listed according to the chronological order of their occurrence. Composers in this study died of malignant diseases in the average age of 66.3 years, (median age 67, range 33-91 years). Unfortunately, one part of this heterogeneous group of composers lived too short, while most of them could realize their creative work. Nowadays many of these composers could be cured thanks to the development of
more » ... evelopment of medicine, better diagnostic procedures and treatment options, including more selective radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy (monoclonal antibodies, specific target receptor or intracellular signal inhibitors).
doi:10.20471/dec.2017.53.02.06 fatcat:kh5olna5xveq3b743rgl57pfke