Patterns of increased incidence and survival of cutaneous melanoma in Girona (Spain) 1994–2013: a population-based study

Patterns of increased incidence and survival of cutaneous melanoma in Girona (Spain) 1994–2013:... Introduction We conducted a population-based study on the Girona Cancer Registry (Spain) for the period 1994–2013 to determine patterns of change in the incidence of melanoma, which is increasing in many countries, and patient survival in our geographical area. Materials and methods Using the standard registration rules for cancer registries, we calculated crude and standardized incidence rates as well as their trends. We also analysed the observed survival, 1-year conditioned survival and relative survival at 3, 5 and 10 years. Results Our crude incidence rate was 9.13 cases/100,000 inhabitants for invasive and 2.59 for “in situ” melanomas. A statis- tically significant increase in incidence was found for melanomas of less than 1 mm in Breslow index and in males. 10-year observed and relative survival rates were 64.1 and 83.1%, respectively. Conclusions We found an increasing trend in the incidence of low-risk melanoma and a survival rate similar to that reported elsewhere in Europe. Keywords Melanoma · Incidence · Survival · Trends · Registries · Epidemiology Introduction An increase in cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) incidence has been reported worldwide, with some differ - * J. Rubió-Casadevall jrubio@iconcologia.net ences in rates and lifetime risk between countries [1]. This increase has been described especially in the initial stages Medical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical and Translational Oncology Springer Journals

Patterns of increased incidence and survival of cutaneous melanoma in Girona (Spain) 1994–2013: a population-based study

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Federación de Sociedades Españolas de Oncología (FESEO)
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Medicine & Public Health; Oncology
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1699-048X
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1699-3055
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10.1007/s12094-018-1900-x
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Introduction We conducted a population-based study on the Girona Cancer Registry (Spain) for the period 1994–2013 to determine patterns of change in the incidence of melanoma, which is increasing in many countries, and patient survival in our geographical area. Materials and methods Using the standard registration rules for cancer registries, we calculated crude and standardized incidence rates as well as their trends. We also analysed the observed survival, 1-year conditioned survival and relative survival at 3, 5 and 10 years. Results Our crude incidence rate was 9.13 cases/100,000 inhabitants for invasive and 2.59 for “in situ” melanomas. A statis- tically significant increase in incidence was found for melanomas of less than 1 mm in Breslow index and in males. 10-year observed and relative survival rates were 64.1 and 83.1%, respectively. Conclusions We found an increasing trend in the incidence of low-risk melanoma and a survival rate similar to that reported elsewhere in Europe. Keywords Melanoma · Incidence · Survival · Trends · Registries · Epidemiology Introduction An increase in cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) incidence has been reported worldwide, with some differ - * J. Rubió-Casadevall jrubio@iconcologia.net ences in rates and lifetime risk between countries [1]. This increase has been described especially in the initial stages Medical

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Clinical and Translational OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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