Descriptive epidemiology of soft tissue sarcomas in Vaud, Switzerland.

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serval:BIB_11306
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Descriptive epidemiology of soft tissue sarcomas in Vaud, Switzerland.
Journal
European Journal of Cancer
Author(s)
Levi F., La Vecchia C., Randimbison L., Van-Cong Te
ISSN
0959-8049 (Print)
ISSN-L
0959-8049
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1999
Volume
35
Number
12
Pages
1711-1716
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Trends in incidence and survival from soft tissue sarcomas (STS) were analysed for the period 1974-1994 using data from the Cancer Registry of the Swiss canton of Vaud. A total of 645 cases were registered. The most common histotypes were fibrosarcoma (0.82/100,000 males, 0.86/100,000 females, world standard, 1990-1994), leiomyosarcoma (0.90/100,000 males, 1.28/100,000 females, 1990-1994), and Kaposi's sarcoma (3.10/100,000 males in 1990-1994). Overall incidence rates for STS increased from 2.68/100,000 males in 1974-1979 to 6.86 in 1990-1994, and from 3.61 to 4.27 in females. However, after excluding Kaposi's sarcoma, no consistent trend over time was observed, peak rates (approximately 4.40/100,000) being registered in the late 1980s for both sexes, with some levelling off thereafter. Five-year relative survival was 17% for Kaposi's sarcomas, and 51% for other STS (all STSs, 45%). These data indicate that there has been no major new risk factor for STS of such a relevance to modify appreciably the overall rates on a population level, except from the impact of the AIDS epidemic for Kaposi's sarcoma.
Keywords
Adult, Age Distribution, Aged, Female, Humans, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Sarcoma/epidemiology, Sarcoma/pathology, Sex Distribution, Survival Rate, Type="Geographic">Switzerland/epidemiology
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