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Cancer incidence in Alaska natives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  977187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of cancer incidence among Alaska Natives for the 5-year period 1969-73 revealed fewer cancer cases overall than expected in relation to US rates, but significantly increased risk for certain cancer sites: the nasopharynx in both sexes (with excesses over 15-fold), the liver in males, and the salivary glands, gallbladder, kidney and thyroid in females. Compared with earlier reports, the observations suggest marked changes in cancer incidence among Alaska Natives over the past two decades, with declines in esophageal and invasive cervical cancers, and increases in cancers of the lung, colon and rectum.
A P Lanier; T R Bender; W J Blot; J F Fraumeni; W B Hurlburt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0020-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cancer     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-23     Completed Date:  1976-12-23     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042124     Medline TA:  Int J Cancer     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Child, Preschool
Gallbladder Neoplasms / epidemiology
Indians, North American
Kidney Neoplasms / epidemiology
Liver Neoplasms / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / epidemiology
Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Salivary Gland Neoplasms / epidemiology
Sex Factors
Thyroid Neoplasms / epidemiology
United States

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