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Title Descriptive epidemiology of ovarian cancer in the United States, 1992-1997
Author Goodman, MT
Secondary Authors Howe HL
Publication Type (Help) article
Journal Cancer
Month May 15
Year 2003
Pages 2615-30
Volume 97
Number 10 Suppl
Publisher
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Note DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11347
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.11339/abstract
PubMed ID 12733127
NCI Id
EPub Date
Citation Goodman MT, Howe HL. Descriptive epidemiology of ovarian cancer in the United States, 1992-1997. Cancer. 2003 May 15;97(10 Suppl):2615-30. PMID 12733127. [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.11339/abstract.]
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Abstract

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. Similar to breast and endometrial cancers, ovarian cancer is more common among women in northern and central Europe, and in North America compared with Africa, South America, and Asia. In the United States, substantial racial and ethnic variations have been observed in the incidence of ovarian cancer. This analysis substantiates higher risk of ovarian cancer among white women and women who are not Hispanic than among black, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic women. A review of the epidemiology and risks for ovarian cancer is provided, as is a complete and detailed description of the methodology used in all the ovarian cancer projects included in the Cancer Supplement. The article also includes a brief summary of each of the papers generated from the research group.



Keywords

Keyword
cancer
epidemiology
ovarian
united states