Tag Archive for ‘National Cancer Database’

The value of the Commission on Cancer

Outlines the mission of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the benefits of CoC-accreditation, including cancer program structure and external assessment and describes the evolution of patient services within the accreditation standards, specifically cancer survivorship programs.

The journey from end results to the National Cancer Database

Chronicles the evolution of cancer records and registries and summarizes the milestones leading from local cancer reporting to the formation of the National Cancer Database.

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NCDB trends in young women with metastatic breast cancer diagnosis since screening guideline changes were instituted

Early detection of breast cancer by mammography allows women to access more favorable treatment options and has resulted in an overall reduction in mortality of approximately 20 percent to 40 percent and improved survival.1 In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed breast cancer screening guidelines for mammograms from every one year to […]

Trends in perioperative treatment of gastric cancer 2004–2017: An NCDB analysis

There will be 27,600 new diagnoses of gastric cancer and 11,010 gastric cancer-related deaths in the U.S. in 2020. Most patients with gastric cancer will succumb to their disease, and only those few patients diagnosed at an early stage can expect to be cured.1 Gastric cancer occurs with significantly higher incidence in eastern countries, which […]

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Neoadjuvant and perioperative chemotherapy for localized pancreatic cancer: Leveraging small and large databases in the absence of Level 1 evidence

In the rapidly evolving clinical paradigms for localized pancreatic cancer, a combination of Level 1 data and large and small database studies can inform disease management.

Biliary tract cancers: NCDB role in rare malignancy

The potential role of NCDB data in treating rare malignancy is explored.

Figure 4. Percent of astrocytoma and glioblastoma by sex for NCDB and CBTRUS in 2006–2010 and 2011–2015

Comparison of NCDB and CBTRUS demographic data for astrocytoma and glioblastoma

This article compares demographic data of astrocytomas and glioblastomas patients documented in the NCDB, a hospital-based cancer registry, with cases in the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S.

Current trends in prostate cancer: The role of brachytherapy

Both retrospective and prospective data are assessed to determine the quality of life outcomes for patients undergoing brachytherapy to treat prostate cancer.

Figure 1. Proportion of the U.S. Population Age 55 or Greater over Time

Thyroid cancer mortality in an aging population

To determine the impact of age on thyroid cancer mortality, researchers investigated trends in outcomes from these cases in the National Cancer Database.

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Endometrial cancer: An increasingly common gynecologic malignancy

Management of endometrial cancer, including risk factors such as genetics and obesity, are summarized.

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Using data to plan cancer prevention and screening activities

Studying behavioral risk factors are key in planning effective cancer prevention and screening programs.

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP

CoC Chair Dr. Shulman works to improve quality of cancer care

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP—the first medical oncologist to Chair the ACS Commission on Cancer—is profiled.

Figure 1. Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) mapping knowledge of lowering chances of colon cancer

Using the NCDB to explore trends in cancer

The inaugural “National Cancer Database (NCDB) cancer bytes” column describes how the database will be used to summarize emerging trends in cancer care.

Study shows secondary thyroid tumors more deadly in young people

A study in the February 24 issue of Cancer indicates that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer secondary to another type of cancer have a 6.6-times greater risk of mortality than patients with primary thyroid cancer.

Outcomes key to ACA mission of reducing health care costs

A forum sponsored by the National Journal and composed of several health care experts examined the complex political, medical, and business ramifications of the Affordable Care Act.

CoC accepting applications for 2013 scholar-in-residence

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) is accepting applications for the 2013 Surgical Oncology Scholar-in-Residence program. The two-year fellowship in surgical oncology outcomes and health services research will begin July 1, 2013, and is available to a surgical resident who has completed two or three years of clinical training in the […]


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