Background: The present research aims to obtain information on cancer deaths in the five Latium provinces in the years 2006-2010 and to highlight similarities and differences between them.
Methods: The survey was carried through statistical elaboration of cancer mortality data for the years 2006-2010 obtained from the National Institute of Statistics.
Results: The mortality due to oncological diseases in Rieti province showed a decreasing temporal trend for the years investigated. Among all the Latium provinces, Rieti presented the lowest standardized mortality rates. This phenomenon could be related to specific environmental conditions and low levels of air, water and soil pollution affecting the Rieti province.
Conclusion: The results of the present study show that the "healthy" environment of Rieti province could be considered as a benchmark for studies in oncological diseases.
Keywords: Cancer; Epidemiological profile; Mortality; Rieti.