Case study 8: Colorectal cancer

Case study 8: Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer and a leading cause of cancer death in Australia. This study investigated whether patients with colorectal cancer in South Australia were receiving the treatments recommended in the Australian and international guidelines. Researchers found that the majority of patients did receive the recommended treatment.

How did the PHRN Infrastructure help?
The SA NT DataLink linked the SA Cancer Registry with SA hospital and radiotherapy data collections for the research team to analyse.

Authors/Contributors
Beckmann, K. R., Bennett, A., Young, G. P. and Roder, D. M.

Reference
Beckmann KR, Bennett A, Young GP, Roder DM. Treatment patterns among colorectal cancer patients in South Australia: a demonstration of the utility of population-based data linkage. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2014;20:467–77, doi: 10.1111/jep.12183. Accessed 2 September 2016 <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jep.12183/abstract;jsessionid=AD1D1EB4387D7587C86685F4CFA18E51.f04t02>

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