Trends in population-based cancer survival in Germany: to what extent does progress reach older patients?

@article{Gondos2007TrendsIP,
  title={Trends in population-based cancer survival in Germany: to what extent does progress reach older patients?},
  author={Adam Gondos and Bernd Holleczek and Volker Arndt and Christa Stegmaier and Hartwig Ziegler and Hermann Brenner},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={
          1253-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The ageing of populations makes outcome monitoring among elderly cancer patients particularly important. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using data from the population-based Cancer Registry of Saarland, we examined age-specific trends in 5-year relative survival from 1979 to 2003 for patients with 15 common cancers in Germany. Model-based period analysis was applied to estimate 5-year relative survival for four age groups (15-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+) in the periods 1979-1983, 1984-1988, 1989… CONTINUE READING

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