Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 29, Issue 11, pp 1071–1071 | Cite as

Correction to: Differences in cancer survival by sex: a population-based study using cancer registry data

  • Nina AfsharEmail author
  • Dallas R. English
  • Vicky Thursfield
  • Paul L. Mitchell
  • Luc Te Marvelde
  • Helen Farrugia
  • Graham G. Giles
  • Roger L. Milne

Correction to: Cancer Causes & Control

In the original publication of the article, the concluding paragraph of the Discussion section was inadvertently missed and is provided below.

In conclusion, the current study showed that in Australia, men generally fare worse with cancer than women. It is essential to unravel the mediating effects of stage at diagnosis, co-morbidities, treatment modalities and health-related lifestyle factors on these sex differences in cancer outcomes. Emerging new methods from the causal inference literature offer promise in this area, particularly as access to linked population-based cancer and other health-related datasets improves. Future national and international research should focus on identifying actionable factors to address inequalities in cancer outcomes, which may improve survival for both men and women.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence DivisionCancer Council VictoriaMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global HealthThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Victorian Cancer RegistryCancer Council VictoriaMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Department of Medical Oncology, Austin HealthOlivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research CentreHeidelbergAustralia
  5. 5.Cancer Strategy and DevelopmentDepartment of Health and Human ServicesMelbourneAustralia

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