Navigation Links
U.S. Database of Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Inaccurate
Date:7/6/2011

WEDNESDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 20 percent of breast cancer patients in the United States who receive radiation after they undergo breast-conserving surgery may not have their radiation treatments recorded in a federal database, a new study suggests.

The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry is maintained by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and is used by researchers to examine patterns of cancer treatment, including racial or regional disparities.

In this study, a University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center team compared SEER data with treatment reports from breast cancer patients in Detroit and Los Angeles. Of the 1,292 patients in both cities who said they received radiation therapy, 273 (just over 20 percent) were not coded that way in the SEER database.

When the researchers looked at the cities separately, they found that radiation treatment was not correctly noted in the SEER database for 11 percent of patients in Detroit and about one-third of patients in Los Angeles.

The study was published online June 29 in the journal Cancer.

Previous studies based on SEER data have suggested that a number of patients aren't receiving recommended radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery, leading to efforts to increase radiation treatment in this group of patients.

If SEER data is not accurate, researchers don't know if resources to improve cancer care are being used appropriately, noted lead study author Dr. Reshma Jagsi, an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

"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 said in a university news release.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about breast cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Michigan Health System, news release, July 5, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. MindUp (HIRU) Patents in the World Patent Database
2. GenomeQuest Hosts Seminar Focused On Web-based Searching for Patent Information Across Global Sequence Databases
3. Greater Wichita EDC Launches New Custom Designed GIS Database
4. Prostate Cancer Treatment Database Hits Milestone of 12,500
5. Citizen Stock Launches Industry's First Rights Managed Database of Images Shot Exclusively Against White
6. New database to help track quality of medicines in global markets
7. eHealthObjects chooses Elsevier/Gold Standard drug database
8. 23andMe database surpasses 100,000 users
9. Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer
10. Low forms of cyclin E reduce breast cancer drugs effectiveness
11. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Database of Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Inaccurate
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media ... give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ... Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... their direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. ... for tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported by ... lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest common ... the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a ... Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at ... returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy ... that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share ... formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing ... drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , ... California -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able ... PFT devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... testing done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® ... , can get any needed testing done in the comfort ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PUNE, India , June 24, 2016 ... "Pen Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety ... 12mm), Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase ... published by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for ... is expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: