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BEZERRA DE SOUZA, Dyego Leandro; BERNAL, María Milagros and CURADO, María Paula. Trends in the incidence of major salivary gland cancer in Spain (1978-2002). Gac Sanit [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.1, pp. 65-68. ISSN 0213-9111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0213-91112012000100011.
Objective: To analyze the trend in the incidence rates of major salivary gland cancer in population-based cancer registries in Spain. Methods: The following Spanish cancer registries with a minimum follow-up period of 10 years were selected: Albacete, Asturias, Granada, Murcia, Navarre, Tarragona and Zaragoza. Adjusted incidence rates were calculated. Joinpoint software was utilized to calculate change estimations in incidence rates for the period 1991-2001. Results: Joinpoint analysis revealed a statistically significant decreasing trend with an annual percent change of -5.3% (95% CI: -8.7 to -1.8). Conclusion: The incidence of major salivary gland cancers in Spain was low and a decreasing trend was identified between 1991 and 2001.
Keywords : Neoplasms; Salivary glands; Incidence; Spain.