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Influence of socioeconomic status and hospital type on disparities of lymph node evaluation in colon cancer patients
The influence of both socioeconomic status (SES) and hospital type on compliance with this colon LN dissection guideline is assessed and the time trend for ≥12 LNs dissected is examined.
Using NAPIIA to improve the accuracy of Asian race codes in registry data.
It is demonstrated that using the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Asian/Pacific Islander Identification Algorithm (NAPIIA) could improve the coding accuracy of Asian ethnicities and to identify sources for manually verifying race/ethnicity.
Impact of diabetes and modifiable risk factors on pancreatic cancer survival in a population-based study after adjusting for clinical factors
Diabetes and smoking contributed substantially to the reduction of pancreatic cancer survival even after controlling for sociodemographic and clinical factors; however, BMI was observed to increase risk of mortality among stage III–IV patients only.
An Innovative Approach to Improve Completeness of Treatment and Other Key Data Elements in a Population-Based Cancer Registry: A15-Month Data Submission.
The 15-month data resubmission is a cost-effective approach to obtaining complete information on treatment and other key data items from reporting facilities and can also be used to identify potential missed cases.