Stage, grade and morphology of tumours of the colon and rectum recorded in the Oxford Cancer Registry, 1995-2003.
Green J., Watson J., Roche M., Beral V., Patnick J.
Data on stage, grade and morphology of 12,761 colorectal cancers registered between 1995 and 2003 by Oxford Cancer Registry are reviewed. Dukes stage is recorded for 81% of colon cancers and for 69% of rectal cancers. Incomplete registry data and changing recording practices may affect future evaluation of bowel cancer screening.