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ea0011p550 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2006

Descriptive epidemiology of thyroid cancer occurring in the population living in the Rhône Alpes region: 1998–2004

Nejjari Z , Remontet L , Borson-Chazot F , Bossard N , Berger N , Decaussin-Petrucci M , Estève J , Sassolas G

In the Rhône Alpes region, that hosts more than 5.6 million inhabitants; thyroid illnesses are still rather common with 3,600 operations on the thyroid gland per year, comprising 650 incident cases of cancer. A progressive increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer was suspected in the 1990 s and a population based register was initiated. The collection consists of histological data validated and obtained directly from pathologists, surgical wards and controlled through ...