Department of Oncology, Helsinki
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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