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Inuit radiation oncology

T R Asmis, M Febbraro, G G Alvarez, J N Spaans, M Ruta, A Lalany, G Osborne, G D Goss
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a health concern in Inuit populations. Unique cultural, dietary, and genetic factors and geographic isolation influence cancer epidemiology in this group. Inuit-specific data about oncology treatments and survival outcomes in Canadian Inuit referred to urban treatment centres are lacking. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of Inuit patients referred to The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre (tohcc) from the Baffin region of Nunavut between 2000 and 2010 was conducted...
August 2015: Current Oncology
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