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Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995-2009: analysis of individual data for 25,676,887 patients from 279 population-based registries in 67 countries (CONCORD-2).

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      Worldwide data for cancer survival are scarce. We aimed to initiate worldwide surveillance of cancer survival by central analysis of population-based registry data, as a metric of the effectiveness of health systems, and to inform global policy on cancer control.

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      [1 ] Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
      [2 ] Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.
      [3 ] Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.
      [4 ] Cancer Data Registry of Idaho, Boise, ID, USA.
      [5 ] Unitat d'Epidemiologia i Registre de Càncer de Girona, Departament de Salut, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Girona, Girona, Spain.
      [6 ] South East Knowledge and Intelligence Team, Public Health England, Oxford, UK.
      [7 ] Department of Epidemiology, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
      [8 ] National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control and National Central Cancer Registry, National Cancer Center, Beijing, China.
      [9 ] Ibadan Cancer Registry, University City College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
      [10 ] New South Wales Central Cancer Registry, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
      [11 ] Cancer Institute NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
      [12 ] Population-Based Cancer Registry Section, Division of Surveillance, Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan.
      [13 ] Department of Health Promotion and Postgraduate Education, National Institute of Public Health and National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland.
      [14 ] Cancer Prevention and Documentation, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark.
      [15 ] Kentucky Cancer Registry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA.
      [16 ] Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Electronic address: concord@lshtm.ac.uk.
      Journal
      Lancet
      Lancet (London, England)
      1474-547X
      0140-6736
      Mar 14 2015
      : 385
      : 9972
      S0140-6736(14)62038-9 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62038-9 25467588 4588097 HHSPA718494
      Copyright © 2015 Allemani et al. Open Access article distributed under the terms of CC BY. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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