Journal article

Cancer diagnosis, treatment,, and survival in Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians: a matched cohort study

PC Valery, M Coory, J Stirling, AC Green

LANCET | LANCET LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Indigenous Australians do not have the high standard of health that Australians in general have, and have worse outcomes for several diseases such as cancer. However, few comparative data exist to prove this disparity. We assessed differences in disease stage at cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival between these two populations in Queensland. METHODS: Indigenous people diagnosed with cancer between 1997 and 2002 were identified through the cancer registry and compared with randomly selected non-Indigenous patients who were frequency-matched for age, sex, place of residence, cancer site, and year of diagnosis. We obtained details of treatment from hospital medical records. We..

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