Socioeconomic disadvantage but not remoteness affects short-term survival in prostate cancer: A population-based study using competing risks.

@article{Thomas2017SocioeconomicDB,
  title={Socioeconomic disadvantage but not remoteness affects short-term survival in prostate cancer: A population-based study using competing risks.},
  author={Audrey Alforque Thomas and Alison Pearce and Linda Sharp and Robert Alexander Gardiner and Suzanne K Chambers and Joanne F Aitken and Michal Molcho and Peter D Baade},
  journal={Asia-Pacific journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={e31-e40}
}
AIM We examined how sociodemographic, clinical and area-level factors are related to short-term prostate cancer mortality versus mortality from other causes, a crucial distinction for this disease that disproportionately affects men older than 60 years. METHODS We applied competing risk survival models to administrative data from the Queensland Cancer Registry (Australia) for men diagnosed with prostate cancer between January 2005 and July 2007, including stratification by Gleason score… CONTINUE READING
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