Relative survival rates and patterns of diagnosis analyzed by time period for individuals with primary malignant brain tumor, 1973-1997.

@article{BarnholtzSloan2003RelativeSR,
  title={Relative survival rates and patterns of diagnosis analyzed by time period for individuals with primary malignant brain tumor, 1973-1997.},
  author={Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan and Andrew E. Sloan and Ann Grossbart Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={458-66}
}
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of diagnosis and relative survival rates in individuals in whom a primary malignant brain tumor was diagnosed between 1973 and 1997; follow-up review of these patients continued through the end of 1999. METHODS The study population was composed of 21,493 patients with primary malignant brain tumors that were diagnosed between 1973 and 1997. Data on these patients were obtained from the population-based Surveillance, Epidemiology, and… CONTINUE READING