Rectal cancer survival in the Nordic countries and Scotland.

@article{Folkesson2009RectalCS,
  title={Rectal cancer survival in the Nordic countries and Scotland.},
  author={Joakim Folkesson and Gerda Engholm and Eva Ehrnrooth and Anne-Mette Kejs and Lars A P{\aa}hlman and Henrik Harling and Arne Wibe and Maria Gaard and J{\'o}nsson Thornorvaldur and Laufey Tryggvadottir and David H Brewster and Timo Hakulinen and Hans Henrik Storm},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={125 10},
  pages={2406-12}
}
The aim of this study was to present detailed population-based survival estimates for patients with a rectal adenocarcinoma, using cancer register data supplemented with clinical data. Based on cancer register data, differences in rectal cancer survival have been reported between countries in Europe. Variation in the distribution of stage at diagnosis, initial therapy including surgical technique, and comorbidity are possible explanatory factors. Adenocarcinomas in the rectum, diagnosed in 1997… CONTINUE READING
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