Supannee Sriamporn

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Liver cancer is the most common cancer in Khon Kaen, Northeast Thailand, because of the high incidence of cholangiocarcinoma (CHCA). Opisthorchis viverrini (OV), a liver fluke, is endemic in the area, and has been evaluated as a cause of CHCA by International Agency for Research on Cancer. Residents of 20 districts in the province were invited to attend a(More)
The countries of mainland South-East Asia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam, share a long history of interactions and many cultural similarities, as well as geographical contiguity. They therefore can be usefully examined as a group when considering measures for control of cancer and other non-communicable diseases. Liver cancer is(More)
A case-control study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma was conducted in northeast Thailand, a region which shows an intermediate risk for this neoplasm. The study was conducted to investigate the importance of environmental exposures, particularly salted fish consumption, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, and occupational exposure to smoke or dust, as risk(More)
Thailand is one of the few developing countries for which population-based cancer survival data are available. Using clinical follow-up information and reply-paid postal enquiries, 10,333 residents of Khon Kaen province registered with cancer in the period 1985-1992 were followed-up to the end of 1993. The sites of the most common cancers in the province(More)
Based on a population-based cancer registry in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand, data were collected actively and passively from all hospitals, health centers and the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Khon Kaen. The data were collected prospectively for the year 1988 and retrospectively for the years 1985-1987. Liver cancer, especially cholangiocarcinoma,(More)
Cohort studies are the preferred design in observational epidemiology, but few involving the general population have been performed in Asia, and most concern affluent urban populations. The Khon Kaen study has recruited about 25,000 subjects, aged mainly 35-64, from villages in the relatively underdeveloped north-east of Thailand. All subjects underwent(More)
Cancer in Thailand is becoming a significant health problem. It is the leading cause of death in Thailand. Several cancers can be prevented by a nationwide campaign of health education to prevent raw fish intake and an antismoking campaign. An appropriate cervical cancer and breast cancer screening program can improve the recent prevalence of both and lead(More)
BACKGROUND The life styles of Thai people are changing with westernization and this would be expected to have an impact on the prevalence of cancer and other non-communicable diseases. For planning control programmes it is necessary to monitor change over time and the present study was conducted to provide information on stomach and colorectal cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Stomach cancer is not common in Thailand but the life styles of the Thai population are changing to become more Western so that information for planning control programme of stomach cancer is necessary. The highest incidence rates of this neoplasm are found in Eastern Asia, ranging from age-standardized rates of 95.5/105 (men) and 40.1/105(More)
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Thai women and as yet screening programmes are minimally effective. The Pap smear is the test accepted to be most appropriate for cervical cancer screening so far. One of the main reasons why women do not come to have Pap smear done is "shyness", which weakens compliance with recommendations to undergo Pap smear(More)