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Table 1 Preliminary results *

From: Preliminary findings on cancer incidence in HIV-infected persons from six countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean

Site – Country FH – Argentina UFRJ – Brazil FA – Chile GHESKIO – Haiti IHSS – Honduras
Total adult patients 2000 2800 2400 4000 1000
Adult patients reviewed to date for cancer diagnoses 1200 620 2400 450 946
Cancer cases identified as of May, 2008 107 36 125 27 51
Current cancer incidence estimate in HIV cohort 8.9% 5.8% 5.2% 6% 5.4%
Method of diagnosis (Clinical/Histopathological) Histopathological 90%
Clinical 10%
Histopathological 100% Histopathological 100% Histopathological 40%
Clinical 60%
Histopathological 80%
Clinical 20%
Cancer types found to date 71 KS
22 NHL
2 HL
1 breast
1 cervix
TBD 70 KS
28 NHL
6 HL
13 solid tumors:
3 anorectal,
4 in situ cervical neoplasias (CIN),
1 non KS sarcoma,
1 basal cell Ca
3 testicle,
1 prostate,
1 colon
9 KS
5 Cervical Cancer
2 Lymphoma
2 Hodgkin
1 Ovarian
2 Breast
1 Colon
2 Oro-pharyngeal
1 Right eye
1 Liver
1 Pancreas
Case reviews and confirmations in progress. To date, 5 NHL cases found (2 Burkitt, 1 small cell, 2 NHL not otherwise specified)
  1. *Updated incidence figures and characterization of cases will be presented at the conference.