The epidemic of oral cancer in India continues unabated: need for new policy initiatives

Gupta, Bhawna, Ariyawardana, Anura, and Johnson, Newell W. (2012) The epidemic of oral cancer in India continues unabated: need for new policy initiatives. Oral oncology, 48 (8). e31-e32.

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[Extract] The Indian sub-continent remains the global epicentre of oral cancer, first described in Sushruta Samhita, a Sanskrit treatise of ~600 B.C. The burden: incidence, mortality, survival; disease determinants and stretched healthcare resources are under-appreciated. Approximately 70,000 cases and >48,000 oral cancer-related deaths occur yearly. Cases [ICD10, C00–08] are predicted to be ~103,000 pa by 2020. This is the second-most common malignancy in men: fourth in women; many go unrecorded and/or are lost to follow-up.

Item ID: 33669
Item Type: Article (Other)
Keywords: oral cancer; epidemiology; risk factors; prevention; policy; tobacco; alcohol; diet; HPV
ISSN: 1879-0593
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 01:30
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110505 Oral Medicine and Pathology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920402 Dental Health @ 100%
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