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Incidence of childhood cancers in golestan province of Iran

Moradi, A. and Semnani, S. and Roshandel, G. and Mirbehbehani, N. and Keshtkarl, A. and Aarabi, M. and Moghaddami, A. and Cheraghali, F. (2010) Incidence of childhood cancers in golestan province of Iran. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 20 (3). pp. 335-342.

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Objective: This paper presents the incidence rates of childhood cancers using the data obtained from Golestan population based cancer registry (GPCR) between 2004 and 2006. Methods: GPCR registers only primary cancers based on standard protocols of the international association of cancer registries (IACR). We collect data on newly diagnosed (incident) cancer cases from all public and private diagnostic and therapeutic centers of the whole province. CanReg-4 software was used for data entry and analysis. Findings: Totally 5076 cancer cases (all ages) were diagnosed in GPCR between 2004 and 2006. Of these, 139 (2.74) were children (aged 0-14 years) with mean (±SD) age of 8.06 (±4.48) years. The age standardized incidence rates for childhood cancer were 119.8 and 78.3 per 1000000 person-years in male and female children, respectively. Leukemia was the most common childhood cancer in Golestan province of Iran. Lymphomas and central nervous system tumors were the second and third ones, respectively. Conclusion: The incidence rates of childhood cancers were relatively high in Golestan province of Iran. So, controlling of childhood cancers should be mentioned as an important issue in health policy making in this area. © 2010 by Pediatrics Center of Excellence, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent; article; bone cancer; cancer incidence; cancer registry; central nervous system tumor; child; childhood cancer; computer program; female; Hodgkin disease; human; infant; Iran; kidney tumor; liver tumor; lymphatic leukemia; lymphoma; major clinical study; male; melanoma; myelodysplastic syndrome; myeloid leukemia; neuroblastoma; nonhodgkin lymphoma; preschool child; retinoblastoma; school child; soft tissue sarcoma
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2017 04:51
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2017 04:51
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9373

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