Population-based study of the relationship between hospital surgical volume and 10-year survival of breast cancer patients in Osaka, Japan.

@article{Nomura2006PopulationbasedSO,
  title={Population-based study of the relationship between hospital surgical volume and 10-year survival of breast cancer patients in Osaka, Japan.},
  author={Etsuko Nomura and Hideaki Tsukuma and Wakiko Ajiki and Osamu Ishikawa and Akira Oshima},
  journal={Cancer science},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 7},
  pages={618-22}
}
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among Japanese women; however, its outcome has never been analyzed in relation to hospital volume in Japan. We utilized data from the Osaka Cancer Registry for investigating correlations between hospital volume and 10-year survival of breast cancer patients. According to the total number of surgical procedures of breast cancer in each hospital during the period 1985-1991, we classified reporting hospitals in Osaka into four categories (high, medium… CONTINUE READING

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