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Title: Rising incidence of biliary tract cancers in Shanghai, China.
Authors: Hsing AW,  Gao YT,  Devesa SS,  Jin F,  Fraumeni JF Jr
Journal: Int J Cancer
Date: 1998 Jan 30
Branches: BB, MEB, OD
PubMed ID: 9455795
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: Cancers of the biliary tract, including cancers of the gallbladder, extra-hepatic bile ducts, and ampulla of Vater, are relatively uncommon malignancies. From 1972 to 1994, biliary tract cancer was the most rapidly rising malignancy in Shanghai, China, with a 119% increase in men and 124% in women. The increase in incidence was seen for all 3 subsites, both sexes, and all age groups. Future studies are needed to identify reasons for the large increases in these rates.