Clinical outcome data for symptomatic breast cancer: the breast cancer clinical outcome measures (BCCOM) project.

Bates, Tom and Kearins, O. and Monypenny, I. and Lagord, C. and Lawrence, Gavin P. (2009) Clinical outcome data for symptomatic breast cancer: the breast cancer clinical outcome measures (BCCOM) project. British Journal of Cancer, 101 . pp. 395-402. ISSN 0007-0920. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Background: Data collection for screen-detected breast cancer in the UK is fully funded which has led to improvements in clinical practice. However data on symptomatic breast cancer are deficient, and the aim of this project was to monitor the current practice. Methods: A data set was designed together with surrogate outcome measures to reflect best practice. Data from cancer registries initially required the consent of clinicians, but in the third year anonymised data were available. Results: The quality of data improved but this varied by region and only a third of cases were validated by clinicians. Regional variations in mastectomy rates were identified and one third of patients who underwent conservative surgery for invasive breast cancer were not recorded as receiving radiotherapy. Conclusions: National data are essential to ensure that all patients receive appropriate treatment for breast cancer, but variations still exist in the UK and further improvement in data capture is required.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Subsequent correction to Fig.6 published 17.08.2009
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Professional Practice
Depositing User: Tom Bates
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:20
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 13:44
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23628 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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