Different Patterns of Conditional Survival of Breast Cancer Patients by Age and Histologic Types: Evidence from the Korean Nationwide Registry.


Cancer Registration and Statistics Branch, National Cancer Control Institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea. [Email]


Conditional relative survival (CRS), which is the survival estimate of patients who have already survived for a certain period of time after diagnosis, could provide more relevant information on the current prognosis of cancer survivors than the standard 5-year relative survival (RS). This study aimed to estimate the 5-year CRS of Korean breast cancer patients.