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Evidence against the proposition that “UK cancer survival statistics are misleading”: simulation study with National Cancer Registry data

By Laura M Woods, Michel P Coleman, Gill Lawrence, Jem Rashbass, Franco Berrino and Bernard Rachet


Objectives To simulate each of two hypothesised errors in the National Cancer Registry (recording of the date of recurrence of cancer, instead of the date of diagnosis, for registrations initiated from a death certificate; long term survivors who are never notified to the registry), to estimate their possible effect on relative survival, and to establish whether lower survival in the UK might be due to one or both of these errors

Topics: Research
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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