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Differences in CRC Survival Exist Between Countries

Jan. 18, 2011

International cancer survival disparities may be due to later diagnosis or differences in treatment.

Cancer survival is a key measure of the effectiveness of health-care systems. Persistent regional and international differences in survival represent many avoidable deaths. Differences in survival have prompted or guided cancer control strategies. In a study in The Lancet, researchers investigated international survival disparities and found that the patterns are consistent with later diagnosis or differences in treatment, particularly in Denmark and the U.K., and in patients aged 65 years and older.
The Lancet; 2011: 377(9760): 127-38

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