Roland Stabenow

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BACKGROUND Increases in incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) in countries with falling tobacco use have been attributed to a growing role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in the carcinogenesis. Trends of HPV prevalence in populations with persistently high portions of smokers are poorly characterised. PATIENTS AND METHODS Registry data(More)
AIM To study the epidemiologic changes of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) in Germany, we analyzed two time periods 1976-1988 and 1998-2006. METHODS We evaluated epidemiological data of GEP-NET from the former East German National Cancer Registry (DDR Krebsregister, 1976-1988) and its successor, the Joint Cancer Registry (GKR,(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to develop and validate a decision-analytic model for the natural history of cervical cancer for the German health care context and to apply it to cervical cancer screening. METHODS We developed a Markov model for the natural history of cervical cancer and cervical cancer screening in the German health care context. The model reflects(More)
Over the past few decades, the incidence of skin melanoma has been rising in almost all developed countries. We examined trends in the incidence of skin melanoma in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1961 to 1989. Incidence rates per 100,000 person years were age-adjusted (World Standard Population). We estimated the effects of age, period,(More)
INTRODUCTION Aim of the study was to analyze changes in primary treatment for low-risk prostate cancer across different healthcare systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared "Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results" data (USA) with data from four German federal epidemiological cancer registries, both from 2004 to 2011. We excluded metastatic disease and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In the past 20-30 years the incidence of adenocarcinoma (AC) of the esophagus and the cardia has risen in western countries, while that of squamous cell carcinoma (SC) of the esophagus has largely stayed constant. Current data in the epidemiology of these cancers in Germany were analysed. METHODS AND MATERIAL The data of the(More)
In the first population-based analysis of certain epidemiologic features of primary malignancies of the small intestine in Germany, we used data from the Saarland Cancer Registry (1982-1993) and from the former National Cancer Registry of the German Democratic Republic (1976-1989). The age-standardized incidence rates for ages 0-74 years is 3.3-6.2 per(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, only 7 out of 16 Federal States of Germany provide testicular cancer incidence rates with an estimated completeness of at least 90% which complicates the regional comparison of incidence rates. The aim of this study was to provide a novel approach to estimate the testicular cancer incidence in Germany by using nationwide(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this population-based study was to determine the impact of post-mastectomy radiation therapy on long-term overall survival (OS) of male patients with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated 20-year OS rates of 664 patients diagnosed with primary stage I-III breast cancer in former East Germany between 1970 and 1989.(More)
The incidence rate ratio of colon to rectal cancer is usually about 2:1. It has been observed for a while that the incidence of colon cancer among men (as opposed to women) in the Former German Democratic Republic (GDR) is lower than the rate of rectal cancer. Detailed analyses of this phenomenon have not been done so far. The aim was to give insights in(More)