Are differences in stage at presentation a credible explanation for reported differences in the survival of patients with colorectal cancer in Europe?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/84122
Title:
Are differences in stage at presentation a credible explanation for reported differences in the survival of patients with colorectal cancer in Europe?
Authors:
Woodman, Ciaran B J; Gibbs, Alan R; Scott, N; Haboubi, Najib; Collins, S
Abstract:
Popular reporting of a comparison of cancer survival rates across 17 European countries, based on data collected by national and regional cancer registries, has left an impression of inadequate treatment of patients in the UK. A subsequent study has suggested that the poor survival rates reported for the UK can, in large part, be explained by more advanced stage at presentation. We believe this conclusion to be unsound and use this study as an example to illustrate the methodological difficulties which may arise during such international comparisons. As the NHS cancer plan aspires to achieve for the UK parity with the best cancer care in Europe, careful thought needs to be given to identifying countries with which the UK can usefully compare itself and the most appropriate indicators for this comparison.
Affiliation:
Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, University of Manchester, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Kinnaird Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4QL, UK.
Citation:
Are differences in stage at presentation a credible explanation for reported differences in the survival of patients with colorectal cancer in Europe? 2001, 85 (6):787-90 Br. J. Cancer
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
14-Sep-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/84122
DOI:
10.1054/bjoc.2001.1958
PubMed ID:
11556824
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-0920
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWoodman, Ciaran B Jen
dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Alan Ren
dc.contributor.authorScott, Nen
dc.contributor.authorHaboubi, Najiben
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-13T09:02:15Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-13T09:02:15Z-
dc.date.issued2001-09-14-
dc.identifier.citationAre differences in stage at presentation a credible explanation for reported differences in the survival of patients with colorectal cancer in Europe? 2001, 85 (6):787-90 Br. J. Canceren
dc.identifier.issn0007-0920-
dc.identifier.pmid11556824-
dc.identifier.doi10.1054/bjoc.2001.1958-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/84122-
dc.description.abstractPopular reporting of a comparison of cancer survival rates across 17 European countries, based on data collected by national and regional cancer registries, has left an impression of inadequate treatment of patients in the UK. A subsequent study has suggested that the poor survival rates reported for the UK can, in large part, be explained by more advanced stage at presentation. We believe this conclusion to be unsound and use this study as an example to illustrate the methodological difficulties which may arise during such international comparisons. As the NHS cancer plan aspires to achieve for the UK parity with the best cancer care in Europe, careful thought needs to be given to identifying countries with which the UK can usefully compare itself and the most appropriate indicators for this comparison.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectColorectal Canceren
dc.subjectCancer Stagingen
dc.subject.meshAdenocarcinoma-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshColorectal Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshEurope-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasm Staging-
dc.subject.meshRegistries-
dc.subject.meshSurvival Rate-
dc.titleAre differences in stage at presentation a credible explanation for reported differences in the survival of patients with colorectal cancer in Europe?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCentre for Cancer Epidemiology, University of Manchester, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Kinnaird Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4QL, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Canceren

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