Accession Number:

ADA364441

Title:

The Elevated Breast Cancer Mortality in the Northeastern U.S. is Secondary to Poorer Survival Rather than Increased Incidence..

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Aug 97-31 Jul 98

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT GALVESTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The study examines the relative contributions of incidence, treatment and survival to the elevated mortality from breast cancer in older women in the northeast region of the U.S. Algorithms to determine incident breast cancer, treatment, stage and date of diagnosis are being evaluated and refined using the SEER-Medicare linked data base. Applying these algorithms to the Medicare data in 1991, we will identify a cohort of all women aged 70 years and older newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Incidence rates for 1991 as well as one, three and five year survival for these women will then be calculated for each state and region over the 1991-1996 interval.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE