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Cancer Statistics

Mould, R.F.

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ISBN 10: 0852745419 / ISBN 13: 9780852745410
Verlag: Adam Hilger Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom, 1983
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Titel: Cancer Statistics

Verlag: Adam Hilger Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom

Erscheinungsdatum: 1983

Einband: hardcover


Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Ex Library, Usual Stamps Etc

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This unique book is an accessible overview of statistical data on cancer, which, despite their importance and great interest, have hitherto been dispersed between many diverse sources. Now, for the first time within a single volume, cancer specialists without statistical training may obtain data ranging from incidence, through risk and prevalence, to mortality and survival, separate chapters being devoted to each of these topics.
Of interest to oncologists, medical statisticians, epidemiologists, cancer researchers, community medicine specialists, health care administrators, and computer software specialists. Also general practitioners, junior medical officers, radiographers, nurses, hospital physicists and technologists involved in cancer care. Accessible in parts to a wide readership.


Introduction. Cancer Registries: Items of patient information. Follow-up. Population-based registries. Computer programming. Incidence: Crude incidence rate. Age-specific, age-standardised and truncated age-standardised incidence rates. Standardised and proportional registration ratios (SRR & PRR). Cumulative incidence rate and cumulative risk. Risk: Ionising radiation. Tobacco and alcohol. Occupation. Familial predisposition. Prevalence: Point and period prevalence rates. Carcinoma cervix prevalence. Estimation of a prevalence rate. Mortality: Crude and age-specific mortality rates. Cohort analysis. Age-adjusted mortality rate. Standardised mortality ratio (SMR) and comparative mortality figure (CMF). Proportional mortality ratio (PMR). Life tables. Survival: Survival rate calculation by the direct method; by a life table method for grouped data; by the product limit method for non-grouped data. Relative survival rate. Logrank test. Proportional hazards model. Prognostic factors and survival. Computer flow diagrams. Cancer treatment success and cancer cure: Comparison of survival of treated and untreated cancer. Comparison of mortality rates of a treated group and a general population group of the same age-sex structure. Parametric statistical models for estimating a cured proportion of patients. Performance status scales and health status indices. Disease-free times. Computer flow diagrams. References. Author, geographical and classified indexes.

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