Interpreting international comparisons of cancer survival: the effects of incomplete registration and the presence of death certificate only cases on survival estimates.

@article{Robinson2007InterpretingIC,
  title={Interpreting international comparisons of cancer survival: the effects of incomplete registration and the presence of death certificate only cases on survival estimates.},
  author={David Robinson and Risto Sankila and Timo Hakulinen and Henrik M\oller},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={909-13}
}
We have assessed the impact on survival estimates based on cancer registry data of incomplete ascertainment of cancer cases and the presence of cases registered purely from death certificate information (DCO cases). Using data from the Thames and Finnish Cancer Registries we obtained five-year relative survival estimates for 12 cancer sites, excluding DCOs as usual. We then made adjustments to allow for the effects of both the known proportion of DCOs and the estimated proportion of missing… CONTINUE READING

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