Time trends of lung and larynx cancers in Italy.

  title={Time trends of lung and larynx cancers in Italy.},
  author={Riccardo Capocaccia and Andrea Micheli and Franco Berrino and Gemma Gatta and Milena Sant and M R Ruzza and Francisco Valente and Arduino Verdecchia},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={57 2},
During the period 1970-1989, age-adjusted mortality rates for lung cancer in Italy increased by more than 50%, while rates for larynx cancer in males decreased by approximately 13%. This study aims to interpret this difference, which seems to contradict the finding that cigarette smoking is a common major risk factor for both lung and larynx cancer. To this end, we jointly analyzed the time trends of incidence, survival and mortality. We first examined survival data taken from the population… CONTINUE READING

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