A comprehensive analysis is given on patterns and trends in digestive tract neoplasms mortality in 35 European countries. This confirms the long-term steady decline in gastric cancer mortality, together with the persistence of substantially high rates in Eastern Europe (and Portugal). It also indicates that trends for colorectal cancer have become relatively favourable in several European countries, mostly for women, from the mid 1980's onwards. Likewise, the earlier rise for oral and pharyngeal, and oesophageal cancers in males have tended to level off from the early 1990's onwards. While trends for liver cancer are extremely difficult to interpret, mortality from pancreatic cancer remains upwards in several (though not all) European countries.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cancers of the digestive tract: Epidemiological data and trends in Europe|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Digestive tract
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