The survival difference between gastric cancer patients from the UK and Japan remains after weighted propensity score analysis considering all background factors

@article{Yamada2015TheSD,
  title={The survival difference between gastric cancer patients from the UK and Japan remains after weighted propensity score analysis considering all background factors},
  author={Takanobu Yamada and Takaki Yoshikawa and Masataka Taguri and Tsutomu Hayashi and Toru Aoyama and Henry M. Sue-Ling and Kiran Bonam and Jeremy David Hayden and Heike I Grabsch},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={479-489}
}
BackgroundPrevious studies comparing survival between gastric cancer (GC) patients from the West and the East were based on the assumption that background factors and prognostic factors were identical. The aim of the current study was to compare the survival of GC patients from the UK and Japan using weighted propensity score analysis after identifying all different background factors.MethodsData from 464 patients from the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Leeds, UK (LTHT), and 465 patients… CONTINUE READING

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