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Br J Cancer. 2007 Feb 12;96(3):519-22. Epub 2007 Jan 23.

Temporal trends in non-small cell lung cancer survival in Sweden.

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Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA. danbrook@bu.edu

Abstract

We modeled temporal trends in the 1- and 5-year survival of 32 499 patients with adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung in the Swedish Cancer Register between 1961 and 2000. The 1-year relative survival for adenocarcinoma improved from 37% for patients diagnosed 1961-1965 to 45% for those diagnosed 1996-2000 and from 39 to 45% for squamous cell carcinoma. The adjusted excess mortality ratios for the period 1996-2000 compared with 1961-1965 were 0.80 for adenocarcinoma and 0.81 for squamous cell carcinoma. Thus, a previous report in a Dutch study of a relatively worsening prognosis for adenocarcinoma over time could not be confirmed.

PMID:
17245337
PMCID:
PMC2360026
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6603591
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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