Tumor Biology

, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp 4961–4966 | Cite as

Trends in gynaecological cancers in the largest obstetrics and gynaecology hospital in China from 2003 to 2013

  • XueLian Li
  • SaiHua Zheng
  • ShangJie Chen
  • Feng Qin
  • Sandy Lau
  • Qi Chen
Research Article


The incidence and the trend of gynaecological cancers have been suggested to vary by ethnicity and geographical regions. Whether the incidence and type of gynaecological cancers in China is different have not been fully investigated. In this study, we reported the trend of gynaecological cancers in China. Data on 13,518 women with gynaecological cancers were collected from the largest obstetrics and gynaecology hospital in China from 2003 to 2013. Data included age at diagnosis and the annual number of women with diagnosed endometrial, ovarian, cervical cancer and other gynaecological cancers. The number of women with diagnosed gynaecological cancers increased by almost sixfold in 2013 compared to that in 2003. It was largely due to the increase of women with newly diagnosed cervical cancer. The percentage of women with endometrial and ovarian cancer within total gynaecological cancers was decreased, whilst the percentage of cervical cancer significantly increased between 2003 and 2013. The mean age of women with endometrial or ovarian cancer at diagnosis was 53 or 48 years, respectively, which was no difference over 11 years. However, the mean age of women with cervical cancer at diagnosis was significantly delayed from 42 years in 2003 to 46 years since 2011. This was also confirmed by the age-specific distribution of gynaecological cancers over 11 years. Our study found that the age onset of endometrial and ovarian cancer has not changed over 11 years. But the age onset of cervical cancer is delayed since 2011 in China.


Gynaecological cancer Endometrial cancer Ovarian cancer Cervical cancer Age at diagnosis China 



This study was supported by Shanghai Hospitals Association Foundation (grant number 2014052 to Xuelian Li). We would like to thank Dr. Greg Gamble from the University of Auckland for statistical analysis help.

Conflict of interest


Supplementary material

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Figure 1 The age-specific distribution of endometrial cancer based on the number (A) or percentage (B) between 2003 and 2013. (DOC 97 kb)
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Figure 2 The age-specific distribution of ovarian cancer based on the number (A) or percentage (B) between 2003 and 2013. (DOC 94 kb)
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Figure 3 The age-specific distribution of cervical cancer based on the number (A) or percentage (B) between 2003 and 2013 (DOC 89 kb)
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Table 1 Age-specific distribution of endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer during study period (DOC 34 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • XueLian Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • SaiHua Zheng
    • 1
  • ShangJie Chen
    • 1
  • Feng Qin
    • 1
  • Sandy Lau
    • 3
  • Qi Chen
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.The Hospital of Obstetrics and GynaecologyFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Female Reproductive Endocrine Related DiseasesShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Auckland Bioengineering InstituteThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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