Mini review on the use of clinical cancer registers for prostate cancer: The National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) of Sweden

Walter Cazzaniga, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Massimo Alfano, David Robinson, Ingela Franck Lissbrant, Stefan Carlsson, Johan Styrke, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia, Pär Stattin

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Abstract

Given the increasing prevalence of cancer, it is vital to systematically collect data in order to monitor disease trends and quality of cancer care. For this purpose, clinical cancer registries have been developed in some countries. These registers are intended to be used as a basis for quality assurance and quality improvement, but they also constitute a rich resource of real world data for research. The aim of this mini-review was to describe the structure and the organization of the National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) with some examples on how data in NPCR have affected prostate cancer care in Sweden.

Original languageEnglish
Article number51
JournalFrontiers in Medicine
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Clinical cancer register
  • National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) of Sweden
  • Online registration
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate Cancer data Base Sweden (PCBaSe)
  • Report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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