Cancer survival in China, 2003–2005: a population-based study

Zeng, Hongmei, Zheng, Rongshou, Guo, Yuming, Zhang, Siwei, Zou, Xiaonong, Wang, Ning, Zhang, Limei, Tang, Jingao, Chen, Jianguo, Wei, Kuangrong, Huang, Suqin, Wang, Jian, Yu, Liang, Zhao, Deli, Song, Guohui, Chen, Jianshun, Shen, Yongzhou, Yang, Xiaoping, Gu, Xiaoping, Jin, Feng, Li, Qilong, Li, Yanhua, Ge, Hengming, Zhu, Fengdong, Dong, Jianmei, Guo, Guoping, Wu, Ming, Du, Lingbin, Sun, Xibin, He, Yutong, Coleman, Michel P., Baade, Peter, Chen, Wanqing and Yu, Xue Qin (2014) Cancer survival in China, 2003–2005: a population-based study. International Journal of Cancer, 136 8: 1921-1930. doi:10.1002/ijc.29227

Author Zeng, Hongmei
Zheng, Rongshou
Guo, Yuming
Zhang, Siwei
Zou, Xiaonong
Wang, Ning
Zhang, Limei
Tang, Jingao
Chen, Jianguo
Wei, Kuangrong
Huang, Suqin
Wang, Jian
Yu, Liang
Zhao, Deli
Song, Guohui
Chen, Jianshun
Shen, Yongzhou
Yang, Xiaoping
Gu, Xiaoping
Jin, Feng
Li, Qilong
Li, Yanhua
Ge, Hengming
Zhu, Fengdong
Dong, Jianmei
Guo, Guoping
Wu, Ming
Du, Lingbin
Sun, Xibin
He, Yutong
Coleman, Michel P.
Baade, Peter
Chen, Wanqing
Yu, Xue Qin
Title Cancer survival in China, 2003–2005: a population-based study
Journal name International Journal of Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7136
Publication date 2014-10-03
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/ijc.29227
Open Access Status
Volume 136
Issue 8
Start page 1921
End page 1930
Total pages 10
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Limited population-based cancer registry data available in China until now has hampered efforts to inform cancer control policy. Following extensive efforts to improve the systematic cancer surveillance in this country, we report on the largest pooled analysis of cancer survival data in China to date. Of 21 population-based cancer registries, data from 17 registries (n = 138,852 cancer records) were included in the final analysis. Cases were diagnosed in 2003–2005 and followed until the end of 2010. Age-standardized relative survival was calculated using region-specific life tables for all cancers combined and 26 individual cancers. Estimates were further stratified by sex and geographical area. The age-standardized 5-year relative survival for all cancers was 30.9% (95% confidence intervals: 30.6%-31.2%). Female breast cancer had high survival (73.0%) followed by cancers of the colorectum (47.2%), stomach (27.4%), esophagus (20.9%), with lung and liver cancer having poor survival (16.1% and 10.1%), respectively. Survival for women was generally higher than for men. Survival for rural patients was about half that of their urban counterparts for all cancers combined (21.8% vs. 39.5%); the pattern was similar for individual major cancers except esophageal cancer. The poor population survival rates in China emphasize the urgent need for government policy changes and investment to improve health services. While the causes for the striking urban-rural disparities observed are not fully understood, increasing access of health service in rural areas and providing basic health-care to the disadvantaged populations will be essential for reducing this disparity in the future.
Keyword Population-based study
Cancer registry
Relative survival
Geographical disparity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 3 October 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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