Gallbladder cancer worldwide: geographical distribution and risk factors.

  title={Gallbladder cancer worldwide: geographical distribution and risk factors.},
  author={Giorgia Randi and Silvia Franceschi and Carlo la Vecchia},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={118 7},
Gallbladder cancer is a relatively rare neoplasm that shows, however, high incidence rates in certain world populations. The interplay of genetic susceptibility, lifestyle factors and infections in gallbladder carcinogenesis is still poorly understood. Age-adjusted rates were calculated by cancer registry-based data. Epidemiological studies on gallbladder cancer were selected through searches of literature, and relative risks were abstracted for major risk factors. The highest gallbladder… CONTINUE READING