Materials and Methods

  • Bruce S. Schoenberg
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 58)


The present study comprised 56,404 male and 65,056 female patients who were residents of Connecticut, were of known age, and had a first primary cancer diagnosed between 1935 and 1964, inclusive. These patients were admitted to a hospital in Connecticut or neighboring states or had a malignant neoplasm listed on their death certificates. All malignant neoplasms, with the exception of non-melanotic skin cancers, are coded, and the coded information is placed onto magnetic tape. The registry does not attempt to collect data on all skin cancer cases; skin cancers (other than malignant melanoma) may be treated on an outpatient basis and not be reported to the registry. Non-melanotic skin malignancies are therefore excluded from the present analysis.


Skin Cancer Primary Cancer Survival Experience Magnetic Tape Female Breast Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce S. Schoenberg
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    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology and Department of NeurologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  2. 2.National Cancer InstituteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthYale University School of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyGeorgetown University School of MedicineUSA

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