Use of period analysis for providing more up-to-date estimates of long-term survival rates: empirical evaluation among 370,000 cancer patients in Finland.

@article{Brenner2002UseOP,
  title={Use of period analysis for providing more up-to-date estimates of long-term survival rates: empirical evaluation among 370,000 cancer patients in Finland.},
  author={Hermann Brenner and Bengt S{\"o}derman and Timo Hakulinen},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={456-62}
}
BACKGROUND Providing up-to-date estimates of cancer patient survival rates is an important task of cancer registries. A few years ago, a new method of survival analysis, denoted period analysis, was proposed to enhance the recency of long-term survival estimates. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive empirical evaluation of the use of this method. METHODS Using data from the nationwide Finnish Cancer Registry, we compare 5-year and 10-year relative survival rates of 371 849… CONTINUE READING

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