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Accuracy of cause of death data routinely recorded in a population-based cancer registry: impact on cause-specific survival and validation using the Geneva Cancer Registry

Published inBMC cancer, vol. 13, 609
Publication date2013
Abstract

Information on the underlying cause of death of cancer patients is of interest because it can be used to estimate net survival. The population-based Geneva Cancer Registry is unique because registrars are able to review the official cause of death. This study aims to describe the difference between the official and revised cause-of-death variables and the impact on cancer survival estimates.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Breast Neoplasms/epidemiology/mortality/pathology/therapy
  • Cause of Death
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Population Surveillance
  • Registries
  • Risk Factors
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
SCHAFFAR, Robin et al. Accuracy of cause of death data routinely recorded in a population-based cancer registry: impact on cause-specific survival and validation using the Geneva Cancer Registry. In: BMC cancer, 2013, vol. 13, p. 609. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-13-609
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