Development of a core outcome set based on Case Report Form (CRF) to assess laboratory biomarkers and clinical parameters in Onco-Hematology area
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Published: 29 May 2015
The number of cases, the crude and age-standardized incidence, mortality rates and the prevalence proportions estimated by the Italian Association of Cancer Registries (AIRTUM) presently providing the epidemiological indicators for the major cancers used in ICD-O-3.1 [1–3]. By 2012, the breast cancer incidence in women (age 25±over 85 years) was about 29%; trends for stomach and colorectal cancer were about 5% and 14% for both genders (age 35/45±over 85 years); the lung cancer incidence rates was about 15% in men (age 45±over 85 years) and 6% in women (age 40±over 85) in 2009 [4, 5]. From 2011 onwards the tendency changed: the female rates (20 per 100,000) increased much more rapidly than the male rates .
Aim of this study is to examine the relationships among the incidence of genera-cancer-associated risk factors and routine laboratory in cancer patients through CRF.
Materials and Methods
Multivariate Analyses of cancer type, comorbidity score and biomarkers laboratory
This study was conducted with three Italian Oncological Institutions funded by Cancer Research in Bergamo, Milan and Rome. The author would like to thank General Directors and Nurse Directors of these Hospitals for authorizing the study; patients, nursing coordinators, nurses working in Onco-Hematology area for their hospitality and support in data collection process and for their assistance in patient recruitment.
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