Geographic clustering of testicular cancer incidence in the northern part of The Netherlands

  title={Geographic clustering of testicular cancer incidence in the northern part of The Netherlands},
  author={D. J. A. Sonneveld and Michael Schaapveld and Dirk Th Sleijfer and Gerard J. te Meerman and Winette T. A. van der Graaf and Rolf Sijmons and Heimen Schraffordt Koops and Harald Joan Hoekstra},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={1262 - 1267}
SummaryGeographic variations in testicular cancer incidence may be caused by differences in environmental factors, genetic factors, or both. In the present study, geographic patterns of age-adjusted testicular cancer incidence rates (IRs) in 12 provinces in The Netherlands in the period 1989–1995 were analysed. In addition, the age-adjusted IR of testicular cancer by degree of urbanization was evaluated. Cancer incidence data were obtained from the Netherlands Cancer Registry. The overall… CONTINUE READING

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