Journal article

Glioma patterns of care in Victoria from 1998–2000

M Rosenthal, K Drummond, M Dally, M Murphy, L Cher, D Ashley, V Thursfield, G Giles

Journal of Clinical Oncology | American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) | Published : 2006

Abstract

11521 Background: The management of Gliomas is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach. The care of such patients (pts) may be variable. The State of Victoria has a population of approximately 4 million people and over 300 new glioma cases diagnosed annually. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted by surveying doctors involved in managing incident adult glioma cases identified from the population based Victorian Cancer Registry during 1998–2000. The survey was conducted in 2004–5 obtaining at least four years follow-up data on all pts. Results: 828 pts were considered eligible for this study. 264 pts (32%) were aged over 70 years and 92 (11%) were aged over 80 ye..

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