Accession Number:

ADA374022

Title:

California Cancer Registry Enhancement for Breast Cancer Research

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 94-30 Jun 99

Corporate Author:

PUBLIC HEALTH INST BERKELEY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE