Geographical clustering of pancreatic cancers in the Northeast Nile Delta region of Egypt.

@article{Soliman2006GeographicalCO,
  title={Geographical clustering of pancreatic cancers in the Northeast Nile Delta region of Egypt.},
  author={Amr S Soliman and Xu-kui Wang and J Daniel Stanley and Nabih El-Ghawalby and Melissa L Bondy and Farouk Ezzat and Ahmed Soultan and Manal Abdel-Wahab and Omar M. Fathy and Gamal Ebidi and Noha Abdel-Karim and K A Do and Bruce Levin and Stanley R. Hamilton and James L Abbruzzese},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={142-8}
}
The northeast Nile Delta, Egypt's most polluted region, appears to have a high incidence of pancreatic cancer. We sought to determine whether there is any geographic clustering of pancreatic cancers there and, if so, whether such clustering might be associated with environmental pollution. Using data from the medical records of the Gastrointestinal Surgical Center of Mansoura University in the Dakahleia Province of Egypt and detailed geographical maps of the northeast Nile Delta region, we… CONTINUE READING