A Joinpoint regression analysis of long-term trends in cancer mortality in Japan (1958-2004).

@article{Qiu2009AJR,
  title={A Joinpoint regression analysis of long-term trends in cancer mortality in Japan (1958-2004).},
  author={Dongmei Qiu and Kota Katanoda and Tomomi Marugame and Tomotaka Sobue},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={443-8}
}
Cancer is one of the major targets of disease control programs in Japan. A Joinpoint regression model was used to analyze the long-term trends of mortality related to overall cancer and the 15 most common cancers based on published data from the National Vital Statistics of Japan between 1958 and 2004. Since 1996, a decline has been seen in overall cancer for both sexes in Japan. Most of the common sites, including cancers of the stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and lung and leukemia in both… CONTINUE READING
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