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Osteosarcoma in New Zealand: an outcome study comparing survival rates between 1981-1987 and 1994-1999.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16998576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To review the data and outcome of patients with osteosarcoma in New Zealand from 1994 to 1999 and to compare this to data retrieved from a similar study from 1981 to 1987. METHODS: Data from 1994-1999 was obtained from the New Zealand Cancer Registry; raw data was also retrieved from the 1981-1987 study. RESULTS: There were 96 cases in the 1981-1987 cohort and 84 cases in the 1994-1999 cohort. Overall, 5-year survival from osteosarcoma improved from 32.3% to 44.0% between the cohorts. When the cohorts were compared, there was a trend toward improved outcome in most subgroups CONCLUSIONS: The outcome in patients with osteosarcoma in New Zealand has improved over the study period and is similar to that seen in the overseas literature.
Hamish Curry; Geoffrey Horne; Peter Devane; Helen Tobin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2006-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  119     ISSN:  1175-8716     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-25     Completed Date:  2006-10-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  U2234     Citation Subset:  IM    
Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Bone Neoplasms / mortality*,  therapy
Child, Preschool
Cohort Studies
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
New Zealand / epidemiology
Osteosarcoma / mortality*,  therapy
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Sex Distribution
Survival Analysis

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