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Title Cancer surveillance in the U.S.: can we have a national system?
Author Swan, J
Secondary Authors Wingo P, Clive R, West D, Miller D, Hutchison C, Sondik EJ, Edwards BK
Publication Type (Help) article
Journal Cancer
Month Oct 1
Year 1998
Pages 1282-91
Volume 83
Number 7
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PubMed ID 9762927
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Citation Swan J, Wingo P, Clive R, West D, Miller D, Hutchison C, Sondik EJ, Edwards BK. Cancer surveillance in the U.S.: can we have a national system?. Cancer. 1998 Oct 1;83(7):1282-91. PMID 9762927.
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Abstract

Cancer-related services are consuming ever-increasing health resources; along with this trend, health care costs are rising. As health care planners, researchers, and policymakers formulate strategies to meet this challenge, they are looking to cancer registries and the health information system built around them as collectors of the most extensive information regarding cancer treatment in the U.S. Currently, there are multiple programs collecting and reporting data regarding cancer incidence, morbidity, mortality, and survival. This report profiles cancer surveillance efforts in the U.S. and describes the National Coordinating Council for Cancer Surveillance, which was organized in 1995 to facilitate a collaborative approach among the organizations involved.



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cancer
surveillance
united states