Trends in the incidence of primary liver cancer in Central Uganda, 1960-1980 and 1991-2005

P. Ocama, S. Nambooze, C. K. Opio, M. S. Shiels, H. R. Wabinga, G. D. Kirk

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Abstract

Primary liver cancer (PLC) incidence trends from Africa are unknown. Using Kampala Cancer Registry data from 1960 to 1980 and 1991 to 2005, we identified 771 PLCs. Although rates were stable among men, PLC incidence among women increased >50%. Investigations of viral hepatitis, aflatoxin, obesity, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may help to explain the increasing incidence of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-802
Number of pages4
JournalBritish journal of cancer
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2009

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Cancer registry
  • Gender differences
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
  • Primary liver cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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