Hepatocellular carcinoma: Trends of incidence and survival in Europe and the United States at the end of the 20th century

Riccardo Capocaccia, Milena Sant, Franco Berrino, Arianna Simonetti, Valentina Santi, Franco Trevisani, W. Oberaigner, M. Jechova, M. Rousarova, H. H. Storm, T. Aareleid, T. Hakulinen, G. Hédelin, I. Tron, E. Le Gall, G. Launoy, J. Macé-Lesech, J. Faivre, G. Chaplain, P. M. CarliA. Danzon, B. Tretarre, M. Colonna, B. Lacour, N. Raverdy, C. Berger, F. Freycon, P. Grosclaude, J. Estève, P. Kaatsch, H. Ziegler, D. Hölzel, G. Schubert Fritschle, L. Tryggvadottir, F. Berrino, C. Allemani, P. Baili, L. Ciccolallo, G. Gatta, A. Micheli, M. Sant, E. Taussig, R. Capocaccia, E. Carrani, R. De Angelis, S. Hartley, P. Roazzi, M. Santaquilani, A. Tavilla, F. Valente, A. Verdecchia, S. Ferretti, P. Crosignani, P. Contiero, V. Ramazzotti, M. Vercelli, A. Quaglia, F. Pannelli, S. Vitarelli, F. Pannelli, P. Mosciatti, M. Federico, M. E. Artioli, M. Ponz De Leon, P. Benatti, V. De Lisi, L. Serventi, R. Zanetti, S. Patriarca, C. Magnani, G. Pastore, L. Gafà, R. Tumino, F. Falcini, M. Budroni, E. Paci, E. Crocetti, P. Zambon, S. Guzzinati, M. Dalmas, F. Langmark, A. Andersen, J. Rachtan, M. Bielska-Lasota, Z. Wronkowski, M. Zwierko, P. S. Pinheiro, I. Pleko, A. Obsitníková, V. Pompe-Kirn, I. Izarzugaza, C. Martinez-Garcia, I. Garau, C. Navarro, M. D. Chirlaque, E. Ardanaz, C. Moreno, J. Galceran, A. Torrella, R. Peris-Bonet, L. Barlow, T. Möller, G. Jundt, J. M. Lutz, M. Usel, J. W W Coebergh, A. Van Der Does-Van Den Berg, O. Visser, S. Godward, M. P. Coleman, E. M I Williams, D. Forman, M. J. Quinn, M. Roche, S. Edwards, S. Stiller, J. Verne, H. Møller, J. Bell, J. L. Botha, G. Lawrence, R. Black, D. Brewster, J. A. Steward

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OBJECTIVES: There is large geographic variation in incidence levels and time trends of hepatocellular carcinoma. We compared population-based liver cancer incidence and survival in European and U.S. populations in order to elucidate geographic differences and time trends for these variables. METHODS: Since comparisons based on cancer registry data are problematic because of variations in liver cancer definition and coding, we considered a subset of cases likely to be mainly hepatocellular carcinoma, suitable for international comparison. Incidence and 5-yr relative survival were calculated from cases diagnosed in five European regions (30,423 cases) and the United States (6,976 cases) in 1982-1994. RESULTS: Age-standardized incidence was highest in southern Europe (12/100,000 in men and 3/100,000 in women in 1992-94) and lowest in northern Europe, where incidence was similar to that of the United States (3/100,000 in men,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1661-1670
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume102
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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Capocaccia, R., Sant, M., Berrino, F., Simonetti, A., Santi, V., Trevisani, F., Oberaigner, W., Jechova, M., Rousarova, M., Storm, H. H., Aareleid, T., Hakulinen, T., Hédelin, G., Tron, I., Le Gall, E., Launoy, G., Macé-Lesech, J., Faivre, J., Chaplain, G., ... Steward, J. A. (2007). Hepatocellular carcinoma: Trends of incidence and survival in Europe and the United States at the end of the 20th century. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 102(8), 1661-1670. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1572-0241.2007.01337.x