Colorectal cancer ascertainment through cancer registries, hospital episode statistics, and self-reporting compared to confirmation by clinician: A cohort study nested within the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS).


MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, Institute of Clinical Trials & Methodology, University College London, London WC1V 6LJ, UK. Electronic address: [Email]


Electronic health records are frequently used for cancer epidemiology. We report on their quality for ascertaining colorectal cancer (CRC) in UK women.


Colorectal neoplasms,Death certificates,Electronic health records,Hospital episode statistics,Registries,Self report,