Are there several colorectal cancers? Epidemiological data.

  title={Are there several colorectal cancers? Epidemiological data.},
  author={Claire Bonithon-Kopp and A. M. Benhamiche},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  volume={8 Suppl 1},
The knowledge of descriptive epidemiology of colorectal cancer is a prerequisite essential to a better understanding of the aetiology of the disease and the development of prevention strategies. This work provides an update of descriptive epidemiological data on colorectal cancer incidence in the world. In 1988-1992, incidence rates of colorectal cancer varied from 15- to 25-fold according to the geographical area. The highest rates were observed in Western countries, especially in North… CONTINUE READING