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Colorectal cancer epidemiology in an area with a spontaneous screening program

Palmieri, Giuseppe and Paliogiannis, Panagiotis and Scognamillo, Fabrizio and Budroni, Mario and Cesaraccio, Rosaria and Pulighe, Fabio and Tanda, Francesco and Trignano, Mario and Cossu, Antonio (2013) Colorectal cancer epidemiology in an area with a spontaneous screening program. Acta Medica Mediterranea, Vol. 29 (2), p. 231-234. ISSN 0393-6384. eISSN 2283-9720. Article.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze and describe the epidemiological characteristics and trends of colorectal cancer in Sassari province (Sardinia, Italy), an area with a spontaneous surveillance program for colorectal malignancies, in the period 1992–2010. Data were obtained from the local tumor registry which makes part of a wider registry web, coordinated, today, by the Italian Association for Tumor Registries. The overall number of colorectal cancer cases registered was 4.284. The male-to-female ratio was 1:0.7 and the mean age 68.3 years for males and 69.4 years for females. The standardized incidence rates were 49.3/100,000 and 31.1/100,000 and the standardized mortality rates 20.4/100,000 and 12.4/100,000 for males and females respectively. An increasing trend in the incidence of colorectal cancer in Sassari province was evidenced. Relative survival at 5 years from diagnosis was 48.6% (52.3% for males and 44.7% for females). A slight increase in mortality rates was observed, as opposed to national figures, probably attributable to the lacking of organized screening strategies in the area.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9542
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Colorectal cancer, adenocarcinoma, screening, surveillance, Sassari, Sardinia
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
Publisher:Carbone Editore
ISSN:0393-6384
eISSN:2283-9720
Publisher Policy:Acta Medica Mediterranea is an indipendent, international, English-language, peer-reviewed journal, online and open-access, designed for internists and phisicians
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 17:38

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