The National Cancer Data Base 10-year survey of breast carcinoma treatment at hospitals in the United States Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mastectomy, Segmental


  • Improvements in diagnosis and treatment during the period 1985-1995 were demonstrated by these data. The NCDB breast carcinoma data are appropriate norms for formal quality assurance purposes, such as those specified by the Standards of the Commission on Cancer published by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Cancer committees and other clinicians working within the hospital setting should assess and compare stage distribution, stage specific treatment patterns, and the correlations between the outcomes of patients and both disease stage and treatment.

publication date

  • September 15, 1998



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(19980915)83:6<1262::AID-CNCR28>3.0.CO;2-2

PubMed ID

  • 9740094

Additional Document Info

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  • 1262

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  • 73


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