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Claims Data Improves Cancer Registry Information on Treatment

Key clinical point: Health claims databases could improve cancer registry information on patient treatment choices.

Major finding: Linking health claims data to cancer registry data significantly increases the capture of treatment information.

Study details: Data linkage study.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. One author declared institutional funding from a pharmaceutical company. No other conflicts of interest were declared.


Hashibe M et al. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2019 Oct. doi: 10.1200/CCI.19.00027.