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The incidence of prostate cancer in Iran: results of a population-based cancer registry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17903053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of prostate cancer in Iranian men. We carried out an active prostate cancer surveillance program in five provinces of Iran.
METHODS: Data used in this study were obtained from population-based cancer registries between 1996 and 2000.
RESULTS: The age-standardized incidence rate of prostate carcinoma in the five provinces was 5.1 per 100,000 person-years. No significant difference was seen in the age-standardized incidence rate of prostate cancer within the provinces studied. The mean+/-SD age of patients with prostate cancer was 67+/-13.5 years.
CONCLUSION: The incidence of prostate cancer in Iran is very low as compared to the Western countries. This can partly be explained by lack of nationwide screening program, younger age structure and quality of cancer registration system in Iran.
Alireza Sadjadi; Mehdi Nooraie; Anahita Ghorbani; Masoomeh Alimohammadian; Mohammad-Javad Zahedi; Sodeif Darvish-Moghadam; Hafez Fakheri; Masood Babai; Shahriar Semnani; Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei; Mohammad-Ali Mohagheghi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of Iranian medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1029-2977     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Iran Med     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-01     Completed Date:  2008-01-17     Revised Date:  2013-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889644     Medline TA:  Arch Iran Med     Country:  Iran    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Medical sciences/University of Tehran, Kargar Avenue, Tehran 1411713137, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Child, Preschool
Health Surveys*
Infant, Newborn
Iran / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Prostatic Neoplasms / epidemiology*

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