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Socio-economic inequalities in testicular cancer survival within two clinical studies.

Nur, Ula; Rachet, Bernard; Parmar, Mahesh KB; Sydes, Mathew R; Cooper, Nicola; Stenning, Sally; Read, Graham; Oliver, Tim; Mason, Malcolm; Coleman, Michel P;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men under 35 years of age, and has the highest survival for adult male malignancies. Despite the fact that survival is very high, there is evidence that survival differs between socio-economic groups. METHODS: We analysed survival patterns for 1606 testicular cancer patients diagnosed during 1984-2001 and recruited to one of two clinical studies. The first was a surveillance study to determine relapse-free survival after orchidectomy in 865 patients with stage I nonseminomatous germ-cell testicular cancer diagnosed during 1984-1991 (TE04). The second study was a trial in which 1174 men with stage I semin...
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