The burden of rare cancers in Italy: The surveillance of rare cancers in Italy (RITA) project

Annalisa Trama, Sandra Mallone, Stefano Ferretti, Francesca Meduri, Riccardo Capocaccia, Gemma Gatta, Francesco Bellù, Guido Mazzoleni, Tomas Dal Cappello, Adriano Giacomin, Diego Serraino, Antonella Zucchetto, Marina Vercelli, Alberto Quaglia, Susanna Vitarelli, Massimo Federico, Claudia Cirilli, Mario Fusco, Maria Francesca Vitale, Adele TrainaMaurizio Zarcone, Maria Michiara, Francesco Bozzani, Rosario Tumino, Eugenia Spata, Lucia Mangone, Massimo Vicentini, Fabio Falcini, Luigi Cremone, Arturo Iannelli, Mario Budroni, Teresa Intrieri, Adele Caldarella, Silvano Piffer, Maria Gentilini, Francesco La Rosa, Fabrizio Stracci, Giovanna Tagliabue, Paolo Contiero, Paola Zambon, Annarita Fiore, Franco Berrino, Paolo G. Casali, Lisa Licita, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Roberta De Angelis

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Abstract

Aims and background. The project Surveillance of rare cancers in Italy (RITA) provides, for the first time, estimates of the burden of rare cancers in Italy based on the list of rare cancers proposed in collaboration with the European project Surveillance of Rare Cancers in Europe (RARECARE). Methods. RITA analyzed data from Italian population-based cancer registries (CR). The period of diagnosis was 1988 to 2002, and vital status information was available up to December 31, 2003. Incidence rates were estimated for the period 1995-2002, survival for the years 2000-2002 (with the period method of Brenner), and complete prevalence at January 1, 2003. Results. Rare cancers are those with an incidence

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-580
Number of pages31
JournalTumori
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Cancer registries
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence
  • Rare cancers
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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    Trama, A., Mallone, S., Ferretti, S., Meduri, F., Capocaccia, R., Gatta, G., Bellù, F., Mazzoleni, G., Dal Cappello, T., Giacomin, A., Serraino, D., Zucchetto, A., Vercelli, M., Quaglia, A., Vitarelli, S., Federico, M., Cirilli, C., Fusco, M., Vitale, M. F., ... De Angelis, R. (2012). The burden of rare cancers in Italy: The surveillance of rare cancers in Italy (RITA) project. Tumori, 98(5), 550-580. https://doi.org/10.1700/1190.13194