California Cancer Registry Enhancement for Breast Cancer Research.
Annual rept. 1 Oct 96-30 Sep 97,
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION BERKELEY
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The purpose of this project is to enhance the value of the California Cancer Registry as a research tool for clinicians and epidemiologists interested in conducting breast cancer research. The objectives of the project are to 1 classify breast cancers according to the major staging schemes currently in us in the U.S. 2 increase the amount of treatment data for breast cancer and 3 link breast cancer case data with other data bases to improve survival information and collect co-morbidity information. Difficulties in finding qualified registrars to perform EOD coding have been overcome and all cases from 1988 forward have been coded. Computer software to process correction records has been developed and activated. Physician follow back for treatment data has been initiated in one region. The scope of this activity was expanded from early stage breast cancers to all cancers. Resources to conduct this activity are much greater than had been anticipated. Linkage activities are on schedule. The project has generated one oral and one poster session presentation at professional meetings, and two papers are in preparation.
- Medicine and Medical Research