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Gastric cancer in north Sardinia, Italy: an epidemiological report

Cossu, Antonio and Budroni, Mario and Pulighe, Fabio and Cesaraccio, Rosaria and Palmieri, Giuseppe and Ruggiu, Matteo Walter and Tanda, Francesco and Trignano, Mario and Scognamillo, Fabrizio (2014) Gastric cancer in north Sardinia, Italy: an epidemiological report. Acta Medica Mediterranea, Vol. 30 (4), p. 935-940. ISSN 0393-6384. eISSN 2283-9720. Article.

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Abstract

Aims:The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological characteristics and trends of gastric cancer in north Sardinia, Italy, in the period 1992-2010.
Materials and methods. Data were obtained from the cancer registry of the province of Sassari, which makes part of a wider registry web coordinated by the Italian Association for Tumor Registries.
Results. The overall number of gastric cancer cases registered was 1227. The male-to-female ratio was 1.7:1 and the mean age 69 years for males and 71 years for females. The standardized incidence rates were 15.6/100,000 and 7.3/100,000 and the standardized mortality rates 11.7/100,000 and 5.8/100,000 for males and females respectively.
Conclusions. Low and stable trends in incidence and mortality of gastric cancer in both sexes were evidenced in North Sardinia, in the period under investigation. Nevertheless, the relative survival at 5 years from diagnosis was relatively low. This suggests that there must be an enhancement of surveillance policies, and that the diagnosis and treatment methods adopted in the area must improve.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10261
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adenocarcinoma, gastric cancer, Helicobacter pylori, screening, Sardinia, Italy
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/08 Anatomia patologica
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/18 Chirurgia generale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Chirurgiche, Microchirurgiche e Mediche
002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche > Istituto di chimica biomolecolare, Sassari > Unità genetica dei tumori
002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > Azienda ASL1, Sassari
Publisher:Carbone Editore
ISSN:0393-6384
eISSN:2283-9720
Deposited On:05 Nov 2014 09:00

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