Epidemiology of prostate cancer in the Umbria region of Italy: evidence of opportunistic screening effects.

@article{Rosa2003EpidemiologyOP,
  title={Epidemiology of prostate cancer in the Umbria region of Italy: evidence of opportunistic screening effects.},
  author={Francesco La Rosa and Fabrizio Stracci and Liliana Minelli and Vito Mastrandrea},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={1040-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the impact of prostate-specific antigen-based screening on prostate cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in the Umbria region of Italy for the period 1978 to 1999. METHODS Incidence rates were derived from an ad hoc survey and from cancer registry records for the period 1978 to 1982 and 1994 to 1999, respectively. The mortality trend was assessed by joinpoint analysis using data from the official publications. The observed, relative, and age-adjusted relative… CONTINUE READING

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