A method for partitioning cancer mortality trends by factors associated with diagnosis : an application to female breast cancer.
U.S. cancer mortality data derived from information recorded on death certificates are frequently relied upon as an indicator of progress against cancer.
A limitation of this measure is the lack of information pertaining to the onset of disease, such as year-of-diagnosis, age-at-diagnosis, stage of disease at diagnosis and histology of lesions.
However, population-based cancer registries collect these types of data and allow the calculation of an incidence-file based mortality rate.
This incidence-based mortality rate allows a partitioning of mortality by variables associated with the cancer onset.
Breast cancer incidence-based mortality measures are created and compared to mortality rates based on death certificates over a comparable time period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Mortalité, Méthodologie, Incidence, Stade clinique, Age, Diagnostic, Epidémiologie, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mortality, Methodology, Incidence, Clinical stage, Age, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Human, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0051837
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.