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Using surveillance data to understand cancer trends: an overview in Morocco.

Obtel M, Lyoussi B, Tachfouti N, Pelissier SM, Nejjari C - Arch Public Health (2015)

Bottom Line: An overview of the main results was presented.Fifty nine percent and of breast and 65.7 % of cervical cancers in women are diagnosed at stages II and III.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Directorate of Epidemiology and Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Rabat, Morocco.

ABSTRACT

Background: The aim was to use the existing surveillance data sources of cancer in Morocco that could be used to better describe cancer mortality and incidence trends in Morocco.

Methods: National incidence data were derived from population-based cancer registries. Mortality data were collected from the international GLOBOCAN database.

Results: An overview of the main results was presented. In general, the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men are lung and prostates whereas in women, breast and cervical cancers are the pre-dominant cancers. Fifty nine percent and of breast and 65.7 % of cervical cancers in women are diagnosed at stages II and III. Cancer remains the second highest cause of mortality in Morocco.

Conclusion: The data provides a description of the cancer incidence and trends in the Moroccan population. The Moroccan national cancer program should aim for more coherent, consistent and comparable incidence data between different cancer registries in the country, and develop uniform datasets with respect to quality.

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Proportion of cancer cases recorded in women, taken from Casablanca (2005-2007) and Rabat (2006-2008) population-based cancer registries [9, 12]
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Fig2: Proportion of cancer cases recorded in women, taken from Casablanca (2005-2007) and Rabat (2006-2008) population-based cancer registries [9, 12]

Mentions: The four most common cancers sites among males were lung (ASR = 25.9 per 100000), prostate (15.6), bladder (10.2) and colon-rectum (8.4) (proportions of Casablanca cancer registry: 22.1 %, 10.5 %, 7.0 % and 7.2 % of all cancers respectively (Fig. 1, Table 2), whereas in females, the top four cancers sites were breast (ASR = 38.6), cervical (14.6), thyroid (7.1) and colon-rectum (6.0) (proportions of Casablanca cancer registry: 34.3 %, 13.3 %, 6.5 % and 5.0 % of all cancers respectively (Fig. 2, Table 2). The Rabat cancer registry revealed the same pattern with regards to cancer localizations (Figs. 1 and 2).Fig. 1


Using surveillance data to understand cancer trends: an overview in Morocco.

Obtel M, Lyoussi B, Tachfouti N, Pelissier SM, Nejjari C - Arch Public Health (2015)

Proportion of cancer cases recorded in women, taken from Casablanca (2005-2007) and Rabat (2006-2008) population-based cancer registries [9, 12]
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig2: Proportion of cancer cases recorded in women, taken from Casablanca (2005-2007) and Rabat (2006-2008) population-based cancer registries [9, 12]
Mentions: The four most common cancers sites among males were lung (ASR = 25.9 per 100000), prostate (15.6), bladder (10.2) and colon-rectum (8.4) (proportions of Casablanca cancer registry: 22.1 %, 10.5 %, 7.0 % and 7.2 % of all cancers respectively (Fig. 1, Table 2), whereas in females, the top four cancers sites were breast (ASR = 38.6), cervical (14.6), thyroid (7.1) and colon-rectum (6.0) (proportions of Casablanca cancer registry: 34.3 %, 13.3 %, 6.5 % and 5.0 % of all cancers respectively (Fig. 2, Table 2). The Rabat cancer registry revealed the same pattern with regards to cancer localizations (Figs. 1 and 2).Fig. 1

Bottom Line: An overview of the main results was presented.Fifty nine percent and of breast and 65.7 % of cervical cancers in women are diagnosed at stages II and III.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Directorate of Epidemiology and Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Rabat, Morocco.

ABSTRACT

Background: The aim was to use the existing surveillance data sources of cancer in Morocco that could be used to better describe cancer mortality and incidence trends in Morocco.

Methods: National incidence data were derived from population-based cancer registries. Mortality data were collected from the international GLOBOCAN database.

Results: An overview of the main results was presented. In general, the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men are lung and prostates whereas in women, breast and cervical cancers are the pre-dominant cancers. Fifty nine percent and of breast and 65.7 % of cervical cancers in women are diagnosed at stages II and III. Cancer remains the second highest cause of mortality in Morocco.

Conclusion: The data provides a description of the cancer incidence and trends in the Moroccan population. The Moroccan national cancer program should aim for more coherent, consistent and comparable incidence data between different cancer registries in the country, and develop uniform datasets with respect to quality.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus