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Epidemiology of malignant pleural mesothelioma in the province of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy): a population-based report

Budroni, Mario and Cossu, Antonio and Paliogiannis, Panagiotis and Palmieri, Giuseppe and Attene, Federico and Cesaraccio, Rosaria and Tanda, Francesco (2013) Epidemiology of malignant pleural mesothelioma in the province of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy): a population-based report. Annali italiani di chirurgia, Vol. e-published (pii: S0003469X13021192), p. 1-5. ISSN 0003-469X. eISSN 2239-253X. Article.

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Abstract

The aim of this population-based study was to analyze and describe the epidemiological characteristics and trends of malignant pleural mesothelioma in the province of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), 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 malignant pleural mesothelioma cases registered was 70. The male-to-female ratio was 4:1 and the mean age 65.1 years for males and 63.4 years for females. The standardized incidence rates were 1.2/100,000 and 0.3/100,000 and the standardized mortality rates 0.6/100,000 and 0.2/100,000 for males and females respectively. A trend to increase in incidence in recent years was evidenced. This trend seems to follow the general national tendency and it depends on a large diffusion of asbestos usage in the past, delayed legislative interventions and probably a cleaning strategy of residual contamination fonts to intensify. The relative 5 years survival was low, suggesting the necessity to further intensify research and cure methods for the treatment of this extremely aggressive disease.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9545
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Abstesos exposure, mesothelioma, pleura, 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
002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > Azienda ASL1, Sassari > Centro multizonale di osservazione epidemiologica
002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche > Istituto di chimica biomolecolare, Sassari > Unità genetica dei tumori
Publisher:Edizioni Luigi Pozzi
ISSN:0003-469X
eISSN:2239-253X
Deposited On:08 Jan 2014 17:02

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