Cancer survival in five continents: a worldwide population-based study (CONCORD).

  title={Cancer survival in five continents: a worldwide population-based study (CONCORD).},
  author={Michel Philippe Coleman and Manuela Quaresma and Franco Berrino and J E Lutz and Roberta de Angelis and Riccardo Capocaccia and Paolo Baili and Bernard Rachet and Gemma Gatta and Timo Hakulinen and Andrea Micheli and Milena Sant and Hannah K Weir and J Mark Elwood and Hideaki Tsukuma and S{\'e}rgio Koifman and Gulnar de Azevedo e Silva and Silvia Francisci and Mariano Santaquilani and Arduino Verdecchia and Hans Henrik Storm and John L. Jr. Young},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  volume={9 8},
BACKGROUND Cancer survival varies widely between countries. The CONCORD study provides survival estimates for 1.9 million adults (aged 15-99 years) diagnosed with a first, primary, invasive cancer of the breast (women), colon, rectum, or prostate during 1990-94 and followed up to 1999, by use of individual tumour records from 101 population-based cancer registries in 31 countries on five continents. This is, to our knowledge, the first worldwide analysis of cancer survival, with standard… CONTINUE READING
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