Should we use incidence, survival or mortality to assess breast cancer trends in European women?

@article{Sant2006ShouldWU,
  title={Should we use incidence, survival or mortality to assess breast cancer trends in European women?},
  author={Milena Sant and Silvia Francisci and Riccardo Capocaccia and Arduino Verdecchia and Claudia Allemani and Franco Berrino},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={228-229}
}
The interpretation of cancer incidence and patient survival data—the main indicators of trends in cancer risk from cancer registry data—is not straightforward. Should we be using alternative measures, such as mortality rates, instead? The incidence of cancer is a clinical expression of its risk. Incidence trends reflect antecedent trends in the population’s exposure to causal risk factors, many of which are unknown. Incidence is also affected by the intensity of diagnostic activity, which… CONTINUE READING

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