Changing trends of incidence and prognosis of thyroid carcinoma in lower Franconia, Germany, from 1981-1995.

@article{Farahati2004ChangingTO,
  title={Changing trends of incidence and prognosis of thyroid carcinoma in lower Franconia, Germany, from 1981-1995.},
  author={Jamshid Farahati and Markus Geling and Uwe Maeder and Markus Moertl and Markus Luster and Justus G. M{\"u}ller and Michael Flentje and Christoph Reiners},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          141-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND A population-based registry (PBR) in Lower Frankonia in southern Germany was conducted to evaluate the changes of incidence and prognosis of thyroid carcinoma (TC) in this area. METHODS The study comprised 476 patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) from Lower Franconia (1.3 x 10(6) inhabitants) registered between 1981 and 1995 at the Regional Tumor Center. The incidence was assessed with respect to gender, age, histology, tumor stage, lymph node involvement and… CONTINUE READING
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