Rapid reporting of cancer incidence in a population-based study of breast cancer: one constructive use of a central cancer registry.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

To support a study of genetic risk factors for breast cancer, the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry has implemented a rapid reporting procedure for hospitals in the study area. This system permits the identification of newly diagnosed breast cancer cases within a very short time period (less than one month). The procedures are straightforward, cost-effective, and greatly benefit the objectives of tissue collection and interviews with the cases. This article describes the rapid reporting procedures and their potential impact for population-based research. For the objective of making generalizable risk statements, the necessity of population-based research is stressed; participation with central cancer registries is endorsed for this and other molecular epidemiologic applications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aldrich, TE; Vann, D; Moorman, PG; Newman, B

Published Date

  • July 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 61 - 64

PubMed ID

  • 7612905

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-6806

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00694746


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands