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Patterns of care and survival after a cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis: A population-based nested cohort study in Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs clients

Schaffer, Andrea. L; Pearson, Sallie-Anne; Dobbins, Timothy; Er, Chuang C; Ward, Robyn; Vajdic, Claire M

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Background: Little is known about patterns of care after a cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study to describe and compare the treatment, health service use and survival of patients with CUP and metastatic cancer of known primary among 143,956 Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs clients, 2004–2007. We randomly matched clients with CUP (C809; n = 252) with clients with a first diagnosis of metastatic solid cancer of known...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98783
Source: Cancer Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.canep.2015.02.007

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