Cohort Profile: the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden and Prostate Cancer data Base Sweden 2.0.

@article{Hemelrijck2013CohortPT,
  title={Cohort Profile: the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden and Prostate Cancer data Base Sweden 2.0.},
  author={Mieke van Hemelrijck and Annette Wigertz and Fredrik Sandin and Hans Garmo and Karin Hellstr{\"o}m and Per Fransson and Anders Widmark and Mats Lambe and J. Patrik Adolfsson and Eberhard Varenhorst and Jan-Erik Johansson and P{\"a}r Stattin},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={956-67}
}
In 1987, the first Regional Prostate Cancer Register was set up in the South-East health-care region of Sweden. Other health-care regions joined and since 1998 virtually all prostate cancer (PCa) cases are registered in the National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) of Sweden to provide data for quality assurance, bench marking and clinical research. NPCR includes data on tumour stage, Gleason score, serum level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and primary treatment. In 2008, the NPCR was… CONTINUE READING

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