California Cancer Registry Enhancement for Breast Cancer Research
Final rept. 1 Oct 94-30 Jun 99
PUBLIC HEALTH INST BERKELEY CA
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The purpose of this project was to enhance the value of the California Cancer Registry CCR as a research tool for clinicians and epidemiologists interested in conducting breast cancer research. The objectives of the project were to 1 classify breast cancers according to the major staging schemes currently in use in the U.S. 2 increase the amount of treatment data for breast cancer and 3 link breast cancer case date with other data bases to improve survival information and collect co-morbidity and insurance status information. These objectives were accomplished and the CCR is now actively pursuing a broader scope of research than had been previously possible. However, breast cancer first course of treatment data was demonstrated to be under-reported, and follow-up to retrieve it was labor intensive and not universally successful. Studies with those data continue to be severely constrained.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Information Science