Accession Number:

ADB249633

Title:

California Cancer Registry Enhancement for Breast Cancer Research

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 97-30 Sep 98

Corporate Author:

PUBLIC HEALTH INST BERKELEY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

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 projects are 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 data with other data bases to improve survival information and collect co-morbidity information. During the past year physician follow back for additional treatment data was initiated statewide. Linkage with the states breast cancer screening and Medicaid programs was accomplished. Linkage with hospital discharge files was completed. In the past year the project generated two oral and one poster session presentation at professional meetings, one publication, and one draft manuscript.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE