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Epidemiol Prev. 2004 Mar-Apr;28(2 Suppl):88-91.

Thyroid cancer.

[Article in English, Italian]

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Registro tumori Regione Liguria, IST Istituto nazionale ricerca sul cancro, Dipartimento di oncologia, biologia e genetica, Università di Genova.


Temporal trend for incident cases (n = 5,101) and deaths (n = 1,130) for thyroid cancer in the database of the Italian Network of Cancer Registries (pool AIRT) in the period 1986-1997, showed a statistically significant increase of incidence rates in both males (EAPC = +3.4%) and females (EAPC = +4.6%). Mortality rates showed a statistically significant decrease, for both sexes, of about 4%/year.

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