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Br J Cancer. 1999 Aug;80(11):1826-7.

A comparison of national cancer registry and direct follow-up in the ascertainment of ovarian cancer.

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Department of Gynaecological Oncology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

The National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) and direct follow-up were used to document ovarian and fallopian tube cancers in 22000 women from 1986 to 1993. Direct follow-up identified 47/49 cases (96%) and the NHSCR 38/49 (78%). NHSCR ascertainment was incomplete and direct follow-up provided additional information. These findings have implications for interpretation of national cancer statistics and for use of the NHSCR in research trials.

PMID:
10468304
PMCID:
PMC2374270
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6690605
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