Biliary tract cancer registry in Japan from 2008 to 2013.

@article{Ishihara2016BiliaryTC,
  title={Biliary tract cancer registry in Japan from 2008 to 2013.},
  author={Shin Ishihara and Akihiko Horiguchi and Shuichi Miyakawa and Itaru Endo and Masaru Miyazaki and Tadahiro Takada},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          149-57
        }
}
BACKGROUND The present study analyzed biliary tract cancer patients registered from 2008 to 2013 in Japan and evaluated the outcomes of biliary tract cancer. METHODS A total of 18,606 patients were registered from 2008 to 2013. Cases were analyzed with regard to patient survival according to contiguous extent of the primary tumor (T), node metastasis, and tumor stage using the 3rd English edition of the Japanese classification of the biliary tract cancers. RESULTS Five-year survival rates… CONTINUE READING

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