IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 36 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo2696.2015

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research
Epidemiology of ovarian cancer in North Sardinia, Italy, during the period 1992-2010
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1 University of Sassari, Medicine and Surgery, Sassari
2 Service of Epidemiology, A.S.L. 1, Sassari
3 Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, Cancer Genetics Unit, C.N.R., Sassari
4 Gynecologic and Obstetric Clinic, Department of Surgical, Microsurgical and Medical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2015, 36(1), 69–72;
Published: 10 February 2015

Introduction: The aim of this study was to analyze and describe the incidence and mortality trends of ovarian cancer in North Sardinia, Italy, in the period 1992–2010. Materials and Methods: Data were obtained from the tumor registry of Sassari province which makes part of a wider registry web, coordinated today by the Italian Association for Tumor Registries. Results: The overall number of ovarian cancer cases registered in the period under investigation was 600. The mean age of the patients was 62 years. The standardized incidence and mortality rates were 11.2/100,000 and 5.1/100,000 respectively. A substantially stable trend in incidence and mortality of ovarian cancer was evidenced. Relative survival at five years from diagnosis was 44.2%. Conclusions: The incidence and mortality trends of ovarian cancer in North Sardinia remained relatively stable in the last decades, while prognosis remains relatively poor.
Ovarian cancer
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