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Title A vision for cancer surveillance in the United States
Author Howe, HL
Secondary Authors Edwards BK, Young JL, Shen T, West DW, Hutton M, Correa CN
Publication Type (Help) article
Journal Cancer Causes Control
Month Sep
Year 2003
Pages 663-72
Volume 14
Number 7
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PubMed ID 14575364
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Citation Howe HL, Edwards BK, Young JL, Shen T, West DW, Hutton M, Correa CN. A vision for cancer surveillance in the United States. Cancer Causes Control. 2003 Sep;14(7):663-72. PMID 14575364.
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Abstract

A comprehensive framework for cancer surveillance spans the entire lifespan and is capable of providing information on risk, burden, disparity, cost, cancer care, survival, and death. Cancer incidence, the point in the continuum at which a healthy individual becomes a cancer patient, has a strong, well-developed system to produce information about newly diagnosed cancer cases. However, in the future this system must be enhanced and integrated with other cancer surveillance networks to provide timely information on the burden of newly diagnosed patients with respect to various cross-cutting population characteristics to define, monitor, and reduce incidence, disparity, and other differences noted among groups.



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cancer
surveillance
united states