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Zain, R. B. and Rusdi, A. R. and Ghazali, N. and Samsudin, A. R. (2001) Oral cancer incidence in Kelantan, Malaysia. Oral Oncology, 37. ISSN 1368-8375

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    Aim: A pilot study was carried out in the state of Kelantan, north-east of Malaysia, to determine the feasibility of using pathological and hospital databases to acquire incidence on oral cancer. Method: Data on OC patients (ICD-10: C00.3-00.5, C02-06) were obtained from incident surgical biopsy records of the two main referral centres for head and neck surgery in Kelantan namely, the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Science and the Oral Surgery clinic, Kota Baru Hospital between January 1994 to December 1998. The crude and age-specific incidence rates were calculated based on the annual population census of Kelantan and this was standardised to the world population. Results: There were forty-three OC cases during that period. The incidence of OC was 6.1 per million annually (males, 1.4 per million; females, 1.0 per million). The age-standardised incidence was 1.7 per million. The main leading sites of OC were the gum and the buccal mucosa/vestibule/retromolar areas. Conclusion: Pathological and hospital records provide an alternative way of obtaining important epidemiological data on OC, crucially in places where population-based cancer registries have not been established.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral squamous cell carcinoma, OSCC, lichenoid lesions, lichen planus, oral cancer, oral tumours, pemphigus, traumatic eosinophilic granuloma, aphthous ulcers, oral mucosal lesions, betel chewers mucosa, betel quid related lesions, betel quid, areca quid, tobacco quid, oral cancer screening, training and calibration, early detection, oral cancer awareness, biobanking, tissue bank, databank, oral cancer, tissue bank, research credibility, research ethics
    Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd Zain
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 02:57
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2012 02:57
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/660

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