Martin, Michael; Meyricke, Ramona; O'Neill, Terence; Roberts, Steven
Background: The focus of this study was the relative survival rates of breast cancer patients whose treatment was breast-conserving surgery compared with that of mastectomy, adjusting for tumor size and nodal status because these factors may be intrinsically associated with mastectomy being the treatment of choice. Patient age was also accounted for in the model. By adjusting for these factors, we mitigate them as confounders of treatment choice in assessing effects on survival rates. Methods:...[Show more]
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