Research center: Department of Oncology, Helsinki
University Central Hospital 

Collaborating institutions: Kuopio University Hospital, Oulu University Hospital, Tampere University Hospital, Turku University Hospital, Finnish Cancer Registry and the Finnish Breast Cancer Group 

The purpose of the study is to develop methods that could aid the physician in estimating the risk of disease recurrence for patients with breast cancer. 

The study is designed to enable a more individualized prediction of survival for a new patient, by matching her disease profile to that of a large number of previous breast cancer patients, whose outcome is known.

The source for the survival data is a Finnish nationwide series of  women with breast cancer.


A description of the case-match system has been published in:

BMJ 2003;326:29 (Full text )

BMJ 2003;326:2-3 (Editorial)

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