Detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico

Douglas E. Morse, Walter J. Psoter, T. D L T Feliciano, Gustavo Cruz, Nayda Figueroa

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We evaluated a possible disparity in the detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico relative to the United States. The percentage of in situ (noninvasive) cases among all oral cancer cases was calculated separately for Puerto Rico and the United States using population-based cancer registry data (1992-2001). In situ cancers constituted 1.2% of oral cancer cases in Puerto Rico and 3.4% in the United States (P<.001). These findings suggest a disparity in very early oral cancer detection in Puerto Rico compared with the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1200-1202
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume98
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

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Puerto Rico
Mouth Neoplasms
Early Detection of Cancer
Registries
Neoplasms
Population

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Morse, D. E., Psoter, W. J., Feliciano, T. D. L. T., Cruz, G., & Figueroa, N. (2008). Detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico. American Journal of Public Health, 98(7), 1200-1202. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2007.118679

Detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico. / Morse, Douglas E.; Psoter, Walter J.; Feliciano, T. D L T; Cruz, Gustavo; Figueroa, Nayda.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 98, No. 7, 01.07.2008, p. 1200-1202.

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Morse, DE, Psoter, WJ, Feliciano, TDLT, Cruz, G & Figueroa, N 2008, 'Detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 98, no. 7, pp. 1200-1202. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2007.118679
Morse DE, Psoter WJ, Feliciano TDLT, Cruz G, Figueroa N. Detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico. American Journal of Public Health. 2008 Jul 1;98(7):1200-1202. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2007.118679
Morse, Douglas E. ; Psoter, Walter J. ; Feliciano, T. D L T ; Cruz, Gustavo ; Figueroa, Nayda. / Detection of very early oral cancers in Puerto Rico. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2008 ; Vol. 98, No. 7. pp. 1200-1202.
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