Journal article

Prostate cancer mortality outcomes and patterns of primary treatment for Aboriginal men in New South Wales, Australia

Jennifer C Rodger, Rajah Supramaniam, Alison J Gibberd, David P Smith, Bruce K Armstrong, Anthony Dillon, Dianne L O'Connell

BJU International | WILEY | Published : 2015


OBJECTIVE: To compare prostate cancer mortality for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men and to describe prostate cancer treatments received by Aboriginal men. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed cancer registry records for all men diagnosed with prostate cancer in New South Wales (NSW) in 2001-2007 linked to hospital inpatient episodes and deaths. More detailed information on androgen-deprivation therapy and radiotherapy was obtained from medical records for 87 NSW Aboriginal men diagnosed in 2000-2011. The main outcomes were primary treatment for, and death from, prostate cancer. Analysis included Cox proportional hazards regression and logistic regression. RESULTS: There were 259 Aboriginal me..

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Awarded by National Health and MRC Health Services grant

Awarded by Cancer Institute NSW Epidemiology Linkage Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was produced as part of the APOCC, which was funded by a National Health and MRC Health Services grant (Application Ref: 440202). Linkage of the 'Patterns of Primary Treatment' data set to the APDC was funded by a Cancer Institute NSW Epidemiology Linkage Grant (10/EPI/2-05).