Epidemiology of breast cancer in the Islamic Republic of Iran: first results from a population-based cancer registry
AbstractThis study presents the first population-based report on breast cancer in the Islamic Republic of Iran using data derived from a cancer registry. A retrospective study was conducted to find all new breast cancer cases in 5 provinces covered by the cancer registry during the 5-year period 1996-2000. There were 2421 cases recorded in the 5 registries. The age-standardized incidence rate [ASR] was 16.2 per 100 000 person-years. In contrast to more developed countries, the ASR of breast cancer was low, with the lowest rate seen in Ardabil province
Sadjadi, A., Nouraie, M., Ghorbani, A., Alimohammadian, M. & Malekzadeh, R. (2009). Epidemiology of breast cancer in the Islamic Republic of Iran: first results from a population-based cancer registry. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117780
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (6), 1426-1431, 2009
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