Unstaged cancer in a population-based registry: prevalence, predictors and patient prognosis.

@article{Gurney2013UnstagedCI,
  title={Unstaged cancer in a population-based registry: prevalence, predictors and patient prognosis.},
  author={Jason K. Gurney and Diana Sarfati and James Stanley and Elizabeth R Dennett and Carol F. Johnson and Jonathan B Koea and Andrew J G Simpson and Rodney C Studd},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={498-504}
}
PURPOSE Information on cancer stage at diagnosis is critical for population studies investigating cancer care and outcomes. Few studies have examined the factors which impact (1) staging or (2) outcomes for patients who are registered as having unknown stage. This study investigated (1) the prevalence of unknown stage at diagnosis on the New Zealand Cancer Registry (NZCR); (2) explored factors which predict unknown stage; (3) described receipt of surgery and (4) survival outcomes for patients… CONTINUE READING

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