Prognostic Factors for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma—A Population-Based Study in Golestan Province, Iran, a High Incidence Area

@inproceedings{Aghcheli2011PrognosticFF,
  title={Prognostic Factors for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma—A Population-Based Study in Golestan Province, Iran, a High Incidence Area},
  author={Karim Aghcheli and Haji-Amin Marjani and Dariush Nasrollahzadeh and Farhad Islami and Ramin Shakeri and Masoud Sotoudeh and Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani and Mohammad-Reza Ghavamnasiri and Ezzatollah Razaei and Elias Khalilipour and Samira Mohtashami and Yasha Makhdoomi and Rabea Rajabzadeh and Shahin Merat and Rasoul Sotoudehmanesh and Shahriar Semnani Semnani and Reza Malekzadeh},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Golestan Province in northern Iran is an area with a high incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We aimed to investigate prognostic factors for ESCC and survival of cases in Golestan, on which little data were available. We followed-up 426 ESCC cases participating in a population-based case-control study. Data were analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method and the Cox proportional hazard models. Median survival was 7 months. Age at diagnosis was inversely associated with survival… CONTINUE READING
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