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Neoplasma Vol.68, No.4, p.892–898, 2021

Title: Survival of cancer patients in Fujian, Southeast China: a population-based cancer registry study
Author: Yan Zhou, Zhi-Sheng Xiang, Jing-Yu Ma, Yong-Tian Lin, Yan-Ping Chen, Hui-Juan Jiang, Lin-Rong Wu, Chuan-Ben Chen

Abstract: Survival rates are usually used to evaluate the effect of cancer treatment and prevention. No study has focused on the characteristic of population-based cancer survival in Fujian, which is regarded as one of the high-risk areas of cancer in China. This study aims to analyze the 5-year relative survival of patients in Fujian Province using population-based cancer registry data. A total of 8 population-based registries in Fujian Province reported cancer cases diagnosed in 2012-2014. Relative survival was calculated as the ratio between observed survival and expected survival. The 5-year relative survival for all cancers combined was 36.19% and the age-standardized 5-year relative survival for all patients was 31.80%. Females had higher relative survival than males (38.90% and 27.00%). The patients in urban areas had a higher relative survival than those in rural areas (32.34% and 31.29%). Lung, gastric, liver, colorectal, and esophageal cancers were the five most common cancers, with 5-year relative survival below 50%. This is the first study that evaluated the population-based cancer relative survival in Fujian, China. Our study suggests that the overall survival of cancer patients in Fujian Province is poor. Furthermore, the results of this study can be used as a baseline for further research in Fujian, and provide important evidence for cancer etiology research.

Keywords: relative survival, population-based cancer registry, cancer, Fujian
Published online: 26-May-2021
Year: 2021, Volume: 68, Issue: 4 Page From: 892, Page To: 898

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