Impact of variation in cancer registration practice on observed international cancer survival differences between International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) jurisdictions.

Affiliation

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

International cancer survival comparisons use cancer registration data to report cancer survival, which informs the development of cancer policy and practice. Studies like the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) have a duty to understand how registration differences impact on survival prior to drawing conclusions.

Keywords

Cancer registration,Cancer survival,Date of diagnosis,Death certificate,International comparisons,Multiple primaries,