Questioning the Quality of Thyroid Cancer Data: Thoughts from the Commission on Cancer and the National Cancer Database

@article{Thoburn2016QuestioningTQ,
  title={Questioning the Quality of Thyroid Cancer Data: Thoughts from the Commission on Cancer and the National Cancer Database},
  author={Kathleen K. Thoburn and Donna M. Gress and Katherine Mallin and Ashley Loomis and David P. Winchester and Daniel P Mckellar},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={1157-1158}
}
Cancer registry data is useful for retrospective analysis of treatment patterns and outcome. It is therefore imperative that data submitted to cancer databases such as the National Cancer Database (NCDB) is as accurate and complete as possible. For most cancer types, patients undergo a single operation as part of the treatment of that cancer; however, thyroid cancer is unique because patients often undergo an initial thyroid lobectomy (TL) followed later by a completion total or subtotal… CONTINUE READING
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