Using cancer registry data: agreement in cause-of-death data between the Ontario Cancer Registry and a longitudinal study of breast cancer patients.

@article{Brenner2009UsingCR,
  title={Using cancer registry data: agreement in cause-of-death data between the Ontario Cancer Registry and a longitudinal study of breast cancer patients.},
  author={Darren R Brenner and Martin C Tammem{\"a}gi and Shelley B. Bull and D Pinnaduwaje and Irene L Andrulis},
  journal={Chronic diseases in Canada},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={16-9}
}
Data from the Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR) were compared with data from a multi-centred prospective cohort of 1655 node-negative breast cancer patients with intensive clinical follow-up. Agreement in cause of death was evaluated using kappa statistics. The accuracy of OCR classification was evaluated against the Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) study oncologist's interpretation of intensely followed, cohort-collected data as the reference standard. The two sources showed a high level of agreement… CONTINUE READING