Cancer in Sabah (Borneo) a prelimanry survey.

Abstract

LITTLE has been published on cancer patterns in the Island of Borneo. A preliminary survey from Sarawak (Muir and Oakley, 1966) examined the relative frequency and minimum incidence of microscopically diagnosed neoplastic disease in the Dayak, Malay and Chinese populations. Practically nothing is known about neoplasia in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan). This communication examines the relative frequency of malignant disease in biopsy material in the Indigenous and Chinese communities of the Malaysian State of Sabah in the period 1963-66; minimum incidence rates relating these microscopically diagnosed cancers to the population-at-risk are also given.

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