Accession Number : ADA323013

Title :   California Cancer Registry Enhancement for Breast Cancer Research.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 95-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : Wright, William E.

PDF Url : ADA323013

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The purpose of this project is to enhance the value of the California Cancer Registry as a research tool for clinicians and epidemiologists interested in conducting breast cancer research. The objectives of the project are to: (1) classify breast cancers according to all staging schemes currently in use in the United States; (2) increase the amount of treatment data for early stage breast cancer; and (3) link breast cancer case data with other data bases to enhance survival data and collect comorbidity information. Due to difficulties in finding qualified registrars to perform EOD coding on the backlog of cases, the project is slightly behind schedule for EOD coding and for reclassifying cases to AJCC stage. However, we expect to complete this phase of the project during Year 03. Follow-back to physicians for first course of treatment data has been delayed due to unforseen computer software deficiencies. The software specifications and development have been completed and the software is currently undergoing beta testing. Physician follow-back will become functional during Year 03. Finally, linkage activities are on schedule. These activities have resulted in one presentation to a professional society and one paper accepted for publication in a scientific journal.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *EPIDEMIOLOGY, *BREAST CANCER, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, UNITED STATES, OPTIMIZATION, SPECIFICATIONS, CODING, DEFICIENCIES, CALIFORNIA, SPECIALISTS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), LINKAGES, STAGING, CANCER.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE