Athira Nandakumar

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The Indian Council of Medical Research initiated a network of cancer registries under the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) in 1981 and data collection commenced in these registries from January 1982. The results on incidence rates provided by the Population Based Cancer Registries (PBCRs) have shown the variation in patterns of cancer in general(More)
A case-control study on cancers of the oral cavity was conducted by utilising data from the population based cancer registry. Bangalore, India. Three hundred and forty-eight cases of cancers of the oral cavity (excluding base tongue) were age and sex matched with controls from the same residential area but with no evidence of cancer. The relative risk due(More)
In Bangalore, cancer of the oesophagus is the third most common cancer in males and fourth most common in females with average annual age-adjusted incidence rates of 8.2 and 8.9 per 100,000 respectively. A case-control investigation of cancer of the oesophagus was conducted based on the Population-based cancer registry, Bangalore, India. Three hundred and(More)
Cancer of the cervix is the most common cancer among women in India, constituting between one-sixth to one-half of all female cancers with an age-adjusted incidence rate ranging from 19.4 to 43.5 per 100,000 in the registries under the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) (Annual Reports, NCRP, ICMR). It has been estimated that 100,000 new cases of(More)
To evaluate the risk of second primary myeloid leukaemia due to radiotherapy and chemotherapy administered for a first primary cancer, we conducted a population-based case-control study consisting of 97 cases and 194 controls matched on age, date of diagnosis, and site of initial primary cancer among residents of 13 counties in western Washington State. The(More)
BACKGROUND From among a cohort of 65,553 men aged 30-84 in Karunagappally Taluk, Kerala, India, 52 hypopharyngeal cancer cases and 85 laryngeal cancer cases were identified by the Karunagappally Cancer Registry during the period between 1990 and 2009. METHODS We conduct Poisson regression analysis of grouped data, taking into account age and education. (More)
BACKGROUND A Population-Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) was set up in Sikkim (a state in the North Eastern India) in 2003. We examined incidence rates by ethnic groups from 2003-2008. METHODS Age-adjusted incidence rates (AARs) per 100,000 person-years were calculated by direct method using the world standard population, and analysed by ethnic group (Bhutia,(More)
In the first Rural Cancer Registry in India, 194 cervical cancer cases were registered during 1988-91. The 3 year survival was significantly higher in cases registered in 1990-91 (40.0%), than in those registered in the earlier years (26.6%). This improvement was due to the cancer education activities undertaken by the Registry.
BACKGROUND The association of waterpipe tobacco (WPT) smoking with gastric cancer (GC) risk was suggested. METHODS A hospital-based case-control study was conducted to examine the association of WPT with GC risk among Vietnamese men, in Hanoi city, during the period of 2003-2011. Newly-diagnosed GC cases (n = 454) and control patients (n = 628) were(More)
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