Cancer Survival in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America

IARC Scientific Publication No. 162

Edited by Sankaranarayanan R, Swaminathan R, Lucas E






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The Agency presents here the second volume in the series, which includes wider geographical coverage and is based on data from 27 registries in 14 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America. The calendar period of registration of incident cases for the present study ranges between 1990 and 2001. Data on 564 606 cases of 1–56 cancer sites from different registries are reported. Data from eleven registries were utilized for eliciting survival trend and seventeen registries for reporting survival by clinical extent of disease. Besides chapters on every registry and general chapters on methodology, database and overview, the availability of online comparative statistics on cancer survival data by participating registries or cancer site in the form of tables or graphs is an added feature.

Cover Page, Foreword, Acknowledgments, List of contributors

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Statistical methods for cancer survival analysis

Chapter 3. Loss-adjusted hospital and population-based survival of cancer patients

Chapter 4. Cancer survival in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America: Database and attributes



Registries Chapters
Chapter 5. China, Hong Kong

Chapter 6. China, Qidong

Chapter 7. China, Shanghai

Chapter 8. China, Tianjin

Chapter 9. Costa Rica

Chapter 10. Cuba

Chapter 11. The Gambia

Chapter 12. India, Barshi

Chapter 13. India, Bhopal

Chapter 14. India, Chennai

Chapter 15. India, Karunagappally

Chapter 16. India, Mumbai

Chapter 17. Pakistan, South Karachi

Chapter 18. Philippines, Manila

Chapter 19. Philippines, Rizal

Chapter 20. Republic of Korea, Busan

Chapter 21. Republic of Korea, Incheon

Chapter 22. Republic of Korea, Seoul

Chapter 23. Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Chapter 24. Singapore

Chapter 25. Thailand, Chiang Mai

Chapter 26. Thailand, Khon Kaen

Chapter 27. Thailand, Lampang

Chapter 28. Thailand, Songkhla

Chapter 29. Turkey, Izmir

Chapter 30. Uganda, Kampala

Chapter 31. Zimbabwe, Harare


Chapter 32. An overview of cancer survival in Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Central America