Epidemiology of esophageal cancer in the high-risk population of iran.

@article{MosaviJarrahi2006EpidemiologyOE,
  title={Epidemiology of esophageal cancer in the high-risk population of iran.},
  author={Alireza Mosavi-Jarrahi and Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={375-80}
}
The Iranian population includes several ethnic groups scattered throughout Iran, which differ with regard to their rates for cancer. An infamous 'Asian esophageal cancer belt'stretches to the east from the Caspian littoral in Iran via Turkmenistan to the Northern provinces of China. Apart from the eastern part of the Caspian littoral area of Iran which has the highest incidence of esophageal cancer in the world, other parts of the country have variable rates, ranging from 3 to more than 15… CONTINUE READING
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