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Estimating survival rates in gastric cancer patients on the basis of clinicopathologic factors in Fars Cancer Registry(2001-2005)
Abdolreza Rajaeifard , Bijan Moghimidehkordi , Hamidreza Tabatabaei , Bahram Zighami , Azadeh Safaei , Ziyaaldin Tabei
, b_moghimi_de@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (14872 Views)

Background & Aim: Gastric cancer remains one of the major leading causes of death worldwide. Survival rates after diagnosis in these patients were relatively low. The present study aimed to estimate the impact of Clinicopathological factor on survival in these patients in order to develop up-to-date documents in gastric cancer patients.

Material and methods : All gastric cancer patients registered in Fars cancer registry were entered to the study. Vital status of patients was followed by the telephone contact. Survival rates were estimated using Kaplan-Meier method and compared by Log-rank test. All calculations were performed using STATA (v.8) software. P<0.05 was considered as statistically significant.

Results : Mean and median survival time was 21.49 and 12.60 months, respectively. A statistical significance difference was seen in survival rates between age groups and type of first treatment. Also, no significant variation was observed in estimation survival function between other factors (P>0.05).

Conclusion : Our results showed that, survival rates in subjects under study were relatively low. Late diagnosis and treatment is one of the most important reasons for low survival in these patients. Therefore, public education about primary symptoms of gastric cancer, by media, is necessary.

Keywords: Keywords : Gastric cancer, Survival rate, Kaplan-Meier estimate
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Oncology
* Corresponding Author Address: MSc of Epidemiology, Liver and Gastroenterology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran


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