Information is abstracted from medical records and entered into the NCDB according to its standardized data dictionary, the Facility Oncology Data Standards Manual.
From 2004 through 2009, the NCDB recorded numerical Gleason scores as collaborative stage site-specific factor 6, but did not have separate fields to record scores from core biopsy and prostatectomy specimens; therefore, the score recorded would be based on the core biopsy if no prostatectomy was performed, but would be based on the resected gland if prostatectomy was performed.
Additionally, our practice patterns mirror national treatment patterns as referenced by the NCDB
and review of the literature.
Also, the median age of patients in the Bellevue study was 59 years-about 10 years younger than the median age of patients in the NCDB
Methods: Cases of surgically treated renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at CoC-accredited facilities were identified from the Participant User File (PUF) from 2004-201 3 obtained from the NCDB (a joint project of the CoC of the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society).
Conclusions: NCDB PUF data analyses are consistent with prior studies demonstrating that compared with RN, PN improved overall survival in patients with small, localized RCC.
8220;This choice was the right decision as the successful NCDB
Care Communications is in place to support cancer registrars from across the country through each step of the NCDB
data receipt process, including data submission, edits, corrections, and report administration.
contains data pertaining to patient demographics and comorbidity burden; cancer grade, stage, and histology; first course treatment(s); and overall survival.
From the NCDB
, we identified all adults who were diagnosed with primary kidney cancer between January 1998 and December 2011, based on the presence of International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition code C64.
, a joint project of the American Cancer Society and the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons, is a comprehensive clinical oncology dataset that captures 70% of all incident malignancies in the United States.
In accordance with its data use agreements, the NCDB
only collects de-identified data using a standardized, electronic data abstraction format.