Utility and Limitations of Large Population-Based Data for Skin Cancer Outcomes.

Large population-based studies are useful for determining cancer outcomes, but interpreting their findings requires understanding their limitations. Youlden et al. highlight the utility of using a large dataset for studying melanoma survival, whereas Gimotty et al. point out the limitations of such datasets in miscoding thickness, a key prognostic variable. Awareness of limitations of population-based registry data can help to inform their interpretations and clinical implications.

Investigators
Abbreviation
J. Invest. Dermatol.
Publication Date
2016-11
Volume
136
Issue
11
Page Numbers
2128-2130
Pubmed ID
27772547
Medium
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Full Title
Utility and Limitations of Large Population-Based Data for Skin Cancer Outcomes.
Authors
Asgari MM