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Oman - Cancer Incidence in Oman 2008


General Info
Oman (OMN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Series or system 
Oman National Cancer Registry
Data type

The Oman National Cancer Registry was established in 1985 as a hospital based registry. This is the 13th annual report of cancer incidence in Oman and covers incidence and mortality for the year 2008. All cancer cases are reported to the National Cancer Registry and are coded using ICDO-3.

The report includes a section on cancer trends from 1996-2008 and provides tables on frequency of cancers by cancer site during those years for males and females, separately. Additional tables provide incidence data broken down by 5-year age group, sex, and cancer site for the year 2008. Maps display cancer incidence by cancer site and region for 10 governorates in Oman. Other sections in the report include childhood cancers, cancers among non-citizens in Oman, hospital-based deaths due to cancer, and cancer incidence in five continents.

The full report is available for download from the Ministry of Health website.