Differences according to socioeconomic status in the management and mortality in men with high risk

Publication year: 2011
Source: European Journal of Cancer, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 16 August 2011
Anders, Berglund , Hans, Garmo , David, Robinson , Carol, Tishelman , Lars, Holmberg , …
Background: Outcomes for many cancer forms are associated with socioeconomic status (SES).We investigated if SES was associated with management and mortality in men with high risk prostate cancer. Material and methods: A nation-wide population-based cohort in Prostate Cancer Data Base Sweden (PCBaSe), a merged database including data on incident prostate cancer identified in the National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) between 1997 and 2006. High risk PCa was defined as T3 tumour, and/or Gleason score 8–10 and/or PSA 20–50ng/mL. Use of bone scan, curative treatment, and mortality in relation to SES was assessed by logistic, Cox, and competing risk regression with hazard ratios (HR),…

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