Diagnostic interval and mortality in colorectal cancer: U-shaped association demonstrated for three different datasets.


OBJECTIVE To test the theory of a U-shaped association between time from the first presentation of symptoms in primary care to the diagnosis (the diagnostic interval) and mortality after diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Three population-based studies in Denmark and the United Kingdom using data from general practitioner's… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2011.12.006