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Cancer registry in Iran: A brief overview

Etemadi, A. and Sadjadi, A. and Semnani, S. and Nouraie, S.M. and Khademi, H. and Bahadori, M. (2008) Cancer registry in Iran: A brief overview. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 11 (5). pp. 577-580. ISSN 10292977 (ISSN)

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Cancer registry is an important tool for any successful cancer control program. The first formal cancer related data from Iran were published in 1956. In 1969, observations documenting a high incidence of esophageal cancer in the Caspian Littoral, urged researchers to set up the first population-based cancer registry in this region. This cancer registry was established jointly by University of Tehran and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In 1976, another cancer registry started its activities in Fars Province. In 1984, the Parliament passed a bill mandating the report of all tissues "diagnosed or suspected as cancer tissue" to the Ministry of Health. While only 18% of all estimated cancer cases were reported in first reports, this rate increased to 81% in 2005 In 1998, Tehran Population-Based Cancer Registry started to collect data from cases of cancer referred to the treatment and diagnostic facilities throughout the Tehran metropolis. Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, established four new population-based cancer registries in Northern Iran and another in Kerman Province in the south. These five provinces have a total population of about 9.5 million, and constitute about 16% of the total population of Iran. While the pathology-based cancer registration is in place, we hope that the addition of the population-based cancer registries, and establishment of new registries in poorly-covered areas, will improve cancer reporting in the country.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Arch. Iran. Med. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 18759534 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Poursina St., Keshavarz Blvd., Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Helath, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (GRCGH), Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS), Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - IRI Academy of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer registry, Esophageal cancer, Iran, Population-based cancer registry, cancer control, cancer incidence, cancer registry, esophagus cancer, government regulation, health program, Iran, law, mandatory reporting, patient referral, population research, review, History, 20th Century, Humans, Iran, Neoplasms, Registries
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 09:01
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 07:56
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2307

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