While the incidence and mortality of melanoma has increased dramatically during the last few decades, survival rates, based on the case-fatality ratio, have apparently improved.
Efforts at early detection have probably been effective in the discovery of lesions at a curable stage.
However, the effects of lead-time bias need to be accounted for in order to understand the contribution of early detection to the increased incidence.
This can best be done by appropriately controlling for depth of the tumour or a surrogate of depth, at diagnosis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Peau, Survie, Epidémiologie, Diagnostic, Stade précoce, Age, Sexe, Localisation, Homme, Connecticut, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tumeur maligne, Peau pathologie, Type histologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Skin, Survival, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Early stage, Age, Sex, Localization, Human, Connecticut, United States, North America, America, Malignant tumor, Skin disease, Histological type
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Cote : 94-0599859
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 09/06/1995.