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Keratinocyte cancer imposes heavy burden on Dutch population

October 20, 2014

Researchers found keratinocyte cancer has become a large burden in Dutch society, and because incidence rates continue to rise, management has become even more challenging.

Data for all patients with newly diagnosed keratinocyte cancer were obtained from the population-based Netherlands Cancer Registry and the Eindhoven Cancer Registry (1989-2008). The researchers also extracted data on population structure, mortality and life expectancy from Statistics Netherlands. Disability-adjusted life years (DALY) was defined as the sum of the years of life lived with disability and the years of life lost.

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