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The eighth volume in this series of books on cancer incidence sees an expansion of geographical coverage with data appearing for the first time from two countries in Asia (Pakistan and Oman) and Europe (Belgium and Lithuania) and with a greatly enhanced contribution from cancer registries in several countries where representation was previously more limited - notably China, India and Korea. Registries are included in the CI5 series only if they meet high standards of completeness and validity. Users of the material can therefore be confident that, in making comparisons of incidence rates within the volume, and with earlier data, any differences observed are not due to artefacts from the registration process. The material presented in Volume VIII contains printed tables in the traditional book, and data that can be inspected on, or printed from the attached CD-ROM. The latter includes the familiar tables - which were previously printed - showing age-specific incidence rates by cancer site and sex, the distribution of cancers by histological type, and age-standardized incidence rates for the 'subsites' (fourth digit codes) of the ICD categories. The CD-ROM also contains the databases used for both Volumes VII and VIII with software to analyze, present or export the information of interest. As a result, the size of the printed volume has been reduced while it retains the statistical indicators most often required by researchers.
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