Incidence of soft tissue sarcoma and beyond: a population-based prospective study in 3 European regions.

@article{Mastrangelo2012IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of soft tissue sarcoma and beyond: a population-based prospective study in 3 European regions.},
  author={Giuseppe Mastrangelo and J. M. Coindre and Françoise Ducimeti{\`e}re and Angelo P Dei Tos and Emanuela Fadda and J -Y Blay and Alessandra Buja and Ugo Fedeli and Luca Cegolon and Alvise Frasson and Dominique Ranch{\`e}re-Vince and Cristina Montesco and Isabelle Laure Ray-Coquard and Carlo Riccardo Rossi},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={118 21},
  pages={5339-48}
}
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to measure the incidence of sarcomas, including viscerally sited tumors that are not reported in cancer statistics, and to draw explanatory clues from a large and reliable sarcoma incidence data set. METHODS Cases of sarcomas regardless of primary site (except bone and joints) were collected during 2 years in 3 European regions totaling approximately 26,000,000 person-years. The sources used were pathology reports and hospital discharges forms… CONTINUE READING
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