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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/sj.bjc.6603499

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Cancer

Publication Date

15/01/2007

Volume

96

Pages

140 - 142

Keywords

Age Distribution, Aged, Colonic Neoplasms, Female, Humans, Male, Neoplasm Staging, Predictive Value of Tests, Rectal Neoplasms, Registries, Sex Distribution, United Kingdom