Increasing incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Karachi, 1995-2002.

  title={Increasing incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Karachi, 1995-2002.},
  author={Yasmin Bhurgri and Shahid Pervez and Asif Bhurgri and Naveen M Faridi and Ahmed Usman and Liaquat Ali G Kazi and Rashida Ahmed and Naila Kayani and Sheema Habibul Hasan},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  volume={6 3},
This first population-based study of non- Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) from any region in Pakistan, provides an overview of the incidence pattern and time trends in Karachi and generates hypotheses for future experimental research. Epidemiological data for 429 incident (1(st) Jan 1995 to 31(st) Dec 2002), microscopically verified nodal and extra-nodal NHL cases, registered at the Karachi Cancer Registry (KCR) for Karachi South, were reviewed. The age standardized incidence rate (ASIR) was 5.3/100,000… CONTINUE READING
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