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  • Analysing population-based cancer survival - settling the controversies [Elektronski vir]
    Pohar Perme, Maja ; Estève, Jacques ; Rachet, Bernard
    Background The relative survival field has seen a lot of development in the last decade, resulting in many different and even opposing suggestions on how to approach the analysis. Methods We ... carefully define and explain the differences between the various measures of survival (overall survival, crude mortality, net survival and relative survival ratio) and study their differences using colon and prostate cancer data extracted from the national population-based cancer registry of Slovenia as well as simulated data. Results The colon and prostate cancer data demonstrate clearly that when analysing population-based data, it is useful to split the overall mortality in crude probabilities of dying from cancer and from other causes. Complemented by net survival, it provides a complete picture of cancer survival in a given population. But when comparisons of different populations as defined for example by place or time are of interest, our simulated data demonstrate that net survival is the only measure to be used. Conclusions The choice of the method should be done in two steps: first, one should determine the measure of interest and second, one should choose among the methods that estimate that measure consistently.
    Vir: BMC cancer [Elektronski vir]. - ISSN 1471-2407 (Vol. 16, iss. 1, Dec. 2016, str. 1-8)
    Vrsta gradiva - e-članek
    Leto - 2016
    Jezik - angleški
    COBISS.SI-ID - 33117913