Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 355–360

Incidence trends for cancers of the breast, ovary, and corpus uteri in urban Shanghai, 1972–89

  • Fan Jin
  • Xiao-Ou Shu
  • Susan S. Devesa
  • Wei Zheng
  • William J. Blot
  • Yu-Tang Gao
Research Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00051338

Cite this article as:
Jin, F., Shu, XO., Devesa, S.S. et al. Cancer Causes Control (1993) 4: 355. doi:10.1007/BF00051338

Incidence data from the Shanghai (People's Republic of China) Cancer Registry were used to assess the temporal trends of three major female cancers during 1972–89. Rates for cancers of the breast, corpus uteri and, to a lesser extent, ovary rose over the study period. The increases in breast and ovarian cancer were most pronounced among women under age 50, whereas those for corpus uteri cancer were restricted generally to those aged 55 to 69 years. When considered by cohort year of birth, risk of breast and ovarian cancers rose among women born since 1925 and 1935, respectively, but little evidence of cohort effect was apparent for corpus uteri cancer. Potential explanations for these patterns are explored.

Key words

Breast cancer corpus uteri cancer endometrial cancer incidence ovary cancer People's Republic of China Shanghai trends 

Copyright information

© Rapid Communications of Oxford Ltd 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fan Jin
    • 1
  • Xiao-Ou Shu
    • 2
  • Susan S. Devesa
    • 3
  • Wei Zheng
    • 3
  • William J. Blot
    • 3
  • Yu-Tang Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyShanghai Cancer InstituteShanghaiPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.Division of Cancer Etiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics ProgramNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

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