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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Blake, G. ; Hanchard, B. ; Gibson, T. ; Wolff, C. ; Waugh, N. ; Reynolds, A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Pathology
Article Title
Trends in incidence and histological subtypes of lung cancer, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1968-1997
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
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Date of Publication
2006
Volume ID
55
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
13-8
Language
eng
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Location/URL
http:; caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v55n1/a04v55n1.pdf
ISSN
0043-3144 (Print)
Notes
Jamaica Cancer Registry, Department of Pathology, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies.
Abstract
Several scientific publications have reported a progressive shift in the distribution of the histologic subtypes of lung carcinoma in the latter decades of the 20th century, with adenocarcinoma now surpassing squamous cell carcinoma as the most commonly diagnosed morphologic pattern. A 30-year review (1968-1997) of lung cancer cases registered in the Jamaica cancer registry shows a similar trend among males in Kingston and St Andrew with a progressive increase in the documented cases of adenocarcinoma relative to squamous cell carcinoma. Similar changes were not observed in females.....
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