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Breast cancer in Lebanon: Incidence and comparison to regional and Western countries

Show simple item record Lakkis N.A. Adib S.M. Osman M.H. Musharafieh U.M. Hamadeh G.N.
dc.contributor.editor Jun-2010 2017-10-05T15:36:11Z 2017-10-05T15:36:11Z 2010
dc.identifier 10.1016/j.canep.2010.02.013
dc.identifier.issn 18777821
dc.description.abstract Background: Review and analyses of the 2004 Lebanese National Breast Cancer Registry (the most recently available complete national data). Methods: Crude, age-standardized rates (ASRs), and age-specific rates per 100,000 population were calculated and results were compared with estimates from Western, regional, and Arab countries. Results: Breast cancer constituted about 38.2percent of all cancer cases among Lebanese females in the year 2004. The median age at diagnosis was 52.5 years. The age-standardized incidence rate per 100,000 was estimated at 71.0. ASRs remained lower than those observed in developed countries and in the Israeli Jewish population; however, they were greater than those estimated for Arab populations in the region. Five-year age-specific rates among Lebanese women were among the highest observed worldwide for the age groups 35-39, 40-44 and 45-49 years, with the exception of Israeli Jews for the age groups 35-39. Conclusions: Results endorse the new guidelines developed by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health to start breast cancer screening with mammography at 40 years of age. Further efforts are needed from different stakeholders in order to realize a comprehensive and full database, and to enhance awareness for early detection at all age groups. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent Pages: (221-225)
dc.language English
dc.publisher OXFORD
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Cancer Epidemiology; Publication Year: 2010; Volume: 34; no. 3; Pages: (221-225);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Breast cancer in Lebanon: Incidence and comparison to regional and Western countries
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Lakkis, N.A., Department of Family Medicine, American University, Beirut Medical Center (AUB-MC), Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Adib, S.M., Department of Family Medicine, Saint Joseph University (USJ), Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Osman, M.H., Department of Family Medicine, American University, Beirut Medical Center (AUB-MC), Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Musharafieh, U.M., Department of Family Medicine, American University, Beirut Medical Center (AUB-MC), Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Hamadeh, G.N., Department of Family Medicine, American University, Beirut Medical Center (AUB-MC), Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Lakkis, N.A.; Department of Family Medicine, American University, Beirut Medical Center (AUB-MC), Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Family Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Family Medicine
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Lakkis, NA
dc.contributor.authorInitials Adib, SM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Osman, MH
dc.contributor.authorInitials Musharafieh, UM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hamadeh, GN
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Lakkis, NA (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Family Med, Fac Med, Med Ctr, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.identifier.pubmedID 20413361
dc.identifier.scopusID 77952241957
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Cancer Epidemiol.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Cancer Epidemiology
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Cancer Epidemiol.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 34
dc.source.ID WOS:000279148300001
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Arab
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Middle East
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword National Cancer Registry
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Reproductive factors
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex age
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Arab
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex breast cancer
dc.subject.otherIndex cancer control
dc.subject.otherIndex cancer epidemiology
dc.subject.otherIndex cancer incidence
dc.subject.otherIndex cancer registry
dc.subject.otherIndex cancer research
dc.subject.otherIndex cancer screening
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex early diagnosis
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex information processing
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex major clinical study
dc.subject.otherIndex mammography
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex program development
dc.subject.otherIndex self concept
dc.subject.otherIndex standardized incidence ratio
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Age Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Breast Neoplasms
dc.subject.otherIndex Europe
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Incidence
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherIndex Sentinel Surveillance
dc.subject.otherIndex Young Adult
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ACTIVE SMOKING
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus JEWISH WOMEN
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus RISK
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus METAANALYSIS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus POPULATION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CIGARETTE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus REGISTRY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus COHORT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ARAB
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus AGE
dc.subject.otherWOS Oncology
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health

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