Life tables for the CONCORD-2 study

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Spika, D, Rachet, B, Bannon, F, Woods, LM, Maringe, C, Bonaventure, A and Coleman, MP. 2015. Life tables for the CONCORD-2 study. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: 10.17037/DATA.22

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The CONCORD-2 study has initiated worldwide surveillance of population-based cancer survival, a metric designed to assess the overall effectiveness of health systems in managing cancer, and to inform global policy on cancer control. Patient data were obtained from 279 population-based cancer registries in 67 countries. Centralised quality control and analysis was performed on individual tumour records for 25·7 million adults (age 15-99 years) and 75,000 children (age 0-14 years) diagnosed with one of 10 cancers during 1995-2009. Net survival up to five years from diagnosis was estimated as the survival probability after compensation for background mortality from other causes. The background mortality is contained in life tables. More than 12,000 life tables are provided, classified by Continent, Country, Registry (Region), Race/Ethnicity (selected populations), Calendar year and Sex. Each life table contains the central all-cause mortality rate per 100,000 person-years, the probability of death, and the probability of survival by single year of age (0-99 years). Researchers must complete a CSG User Registration Form to gain access.

Completed Date: 2015
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Data Creators(s): Spika, D, Rachet, B, Bannon, F, Woods, LM, Maringe, C, Bonaventure, A and Coleman, MP
Associated roles: Sloggett, A (Supervisor), Walters, S (Supervisor) and Turculet, A (Data Manager)
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Cancer Survival Group
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


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