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Title: An epidemiological study on survival of oropharyngeal cancer cases in Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: Ibrahim, N.K.R.
Al Ashakar, M.S.
Gad, Z.M.
Warda, M.H.
Ghanem, H.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine the 5-year survival and prognostic factors for survival for 407 oropharyngeal cancer cases registered in the 3 main hospitals in Alexandria, Egypt, from 1996-2000. Survival analysis was conducted using Kaplan-Meier curves, and multivariate Cox regression analysis. The overall 5-year survival rate was 30.8%. Multivariate analysis showed that significant prognostic factors for survival were tumour stage [hazard ratio = 2.39; 95% CI: 1.41-11.72], tumour site and patient's age. Secondary prevention of oral cancers can be conducted through examination of the oral cavity to find precancerous and early cancerous lesions and hence improve survival
Description: 369-377
Keywords: Survival
Retrospective Studies
Cohort Studies
Prognosis
Survival Rate
Neoplasm Staging
Age Factors
Early Detection of Cancer
Oropharyngeal Neoplsams
Subject: Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117648
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1502/15_2_2009_0369_0377.pdf
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