Patterns of hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in Egypt from a population-based cancer registry

Elizabeth M. Lehman, Amr S Soliman, Kadry Ismail, Ahmed Hablas, Ibrahim A. Seifeldin, Mohamed Ramadan, Hesham El-Hamzawy, Christiana S. Shoushtari, Mark L. Wilson

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Aim: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing worldwide, and is frequently attributed to rising rates of hepatitis C virus infection and interactions between viral and environmental risk factors. Because of Egypt's unique risk factor profile, we analyzed data from the Gharbiah Population-Based Cancer Registry for the period 1999-2003 to characterize demographic and geographic patterns of cases in this province. Methods: We calculated age- and sex-specific and age- and sex-standardized HCC incidence rates for the eight districts in Gharbiah. We also compared rates from Gharbiah with the USA (US Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results [SEER]database). Results: The analysis revealed a higher incidence in males than in females, significant geographic variations among districts, and a higher incidence in Gharbiah than that reported by SEER. Conclusion: The findings of this study document the heterogeneous distribution of HCC at regional and international levels. This population-based registry offers the opportunity for careful representative studies of various etiologies, particularly infectious and/or environmental factors that may contribute to risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalHepatology Research
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Age-specific rates
  • Developing countries
  • Geographic variation
  • Liver cancer
  • USA

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  • Hepatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Lehman, E. M., Soliman, A. S., Ismail, K., Hablas, A., Seifeldin, I. A., Ramadan, M., ... Wilson, M. L. (2008). Patterns of hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in Egypt from a population-based cancer registry. Hepatology Research, 38(5), 465-473. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1872-034X.2007.00299.x

Patterns of hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in Egypt from a population-based cancer registry. / Lehman, Elizabeth M.; Soliman, Amr S; Ismail, Kadry; Hablas, Ahmed; Seifeldin, Ibrahim A.; Ramadan, Mohamed; El-Hamzawy, Hesham; Shoushtari, Christiana S.; Wilson, Mark L.

In: Hepatology Research, Vol. 38, No. 5, 01.05.2008, p. 465-473.

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Lehman, EM, Soliman, AS, Ismail, K, Hablas, A, Seifeldin, IA, Ramadan, M, El-Hamzawy, H, Shoushtari, CS & Wilson, ML 2008, 'Patterns of hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in Egypt from a population-based cancer registry', Hepatology Research, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 465-473. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1872-034X.2007.00299.x
Lehman, Elizabeth M. ; Soliman, Amr S ; Ismail, Kadry ; Hablas, Ahmed ; Seifeldin, Ibrahim A. ; Ramadan, Mohamed ; El-Hamzawy, Hesham ; Shoushtari, Christiana S. ; Wilson, Mark L. / Patterns of hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in Egypt from a population-based cancer registry. In: Hepatology Research. 2008 ; Vol. 38, No. 5. pp. 465-473.
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