A comparison of national cancer registry and direct follow-up in the ascertainment of ovarian cancer.
The National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) and direct follow-up were used to document ovarian and fallopian tube cancers in 22000 women from 1986 to 1993.
Direct follow-up identified 47/49 cases (96%) and the NHSCR 38/49 (78%). NHSCR ascertainment was incomplete and direct follow-up provided additional information.
These findings have implications for interpretation of national cancer statistics and for use of the NHSCR in research trials.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Ovaire, Registre, Etude longitudinale, Complétude, Royaume Uni, Europe, Etude comparative, Homme, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Ovaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Ovary, Register, Follow up study, Completeness, United Kingdom, Europe, Comparative study, Human, Female genital diseases, Ovarian diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0408529
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/03/2000.