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Br J Cancer. 2000 December; 83(11): 1556–1558.
Published online 2000 November 22. doi:  10.1054/bjoc.2000.1493
PMCID: PMC2363417

The incidence of breast cancer in the General Practice Research Database compared with national cancer registration data


Breast cancer incidence rates in the UK from 1990 to 1996 among women aged 35–69 estimated from the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) were closely similar to those reported by the Office for National Statistics from cancer registration data (ONS). The GPRD is a valuable and up-to-date resource for further study of the incidence of breast cancer in the UK as well as changes in cancer treatment and their relation to survival trends. © 2000 Cancer Research Campaign

Keywords: breast cancer, incidence rates, General Practice Research Database, cancer registries, mammography, screening

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