Epidemiology of biliary tract cancers: an update.

  title={Epidemiology of biliary tract cancers: an update.},
  author={Giorgia Randi and Matteo Malvezzi and Fabio Levi and Jacques Ferlay and Eva Negri and Silvia Franceschi and Carlo La La Vecchia},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  volume={20 1},
BACKGROUND Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is a rare cancer in Europe and North America, characterized by wide geographic variation, with high incidence in some areas of Latin America and Asia. MATERIALS AND METHODS BTC mortality and incidence have been updated according to recent data, using joinpoint regression analysis. RESULTS Since the 1980s, decreasing trends in BTC mortality rates (age-standardized, world standard population) were observed in the European Union as a whole, in Australia… CONTINUE READING
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