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Radiation rates for breast cancer may be underestimated, U-M study finds
Date:7/5/2011

iation treatment seem less intimidating and time-intensive for patients.

The problem, Jagsi points out, is that if some of the SEER databases are not reflecting and measuring the impact of such interventions with complete accuracy, researchers cannot know if they are devoting resources to improve cancer care appropriately.

"With increased interest in comparative effectiveness research, more and more researchers are using registry databases like SEER. If the quality of the data in some of these databases has limitations, these must be understood to avoid potentially misleading conclusions that affect both clinical decision-making and policy," Jagsi says.


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Contact: Nicole Fawcett
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734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
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