Cancer Treatment and Survival Site-Specific Registries in Japan
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In Japan, the diagnosis and effects of treatment of cancer patients is tracked and evaluated through a registry of the patients. Rather than a demographic or population-based tracking, the Japanese medical community has developed a number of site-specific cancer registries. The registries are administered by the research group or association of medical specialists for the site-specific area. Their promotion of the registries has resulted in national improvements in the diagnosis, surgical techniques, and treatments for cancer.
This monograph provides, from each site-specific registration committee, a description, history, number of patients and their clinical characteristics, survival rates by TNM stage, and their time trends in relation to the development of diagnostic methods and elaboration of new treatment. Through greater knowledge has come greater understanding for the medical community of the current diagnostic and therapeutic results for many Japanese cancer patients.
Table of Contents
History and Overview of the Site-Specific Cancer Registries in Japan, S. Watanabe, N. Yamaguchi
Head and Neck Cancer Registry, The Japanese Joint Committee
Carcinoma of the Major Salivary Glands, The Japanese Joint Committee on TNM Classification the Head and Neck Subcommittee, the Salivary Gland Division
Thyroid Cancer Registry, Japan Society of Thyroid Surgery
Statistics of Esophageal Cancer Registry, Japanese Committee for Registration of Esophageal Cancer, Japanese Society for Esophagea Diseases
Treatment Results of Gastric Cancer Patients: An Analysis of Nationwide Database, The Japanese Research Society for Gastric Cancer
A General View of Large Bowel Cancer in Japan, Registry Committee, Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
Registry of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, The Polyposis Committee of the Japanese Research Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
Primary Liver Cancer in Japan, The Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan
Statistics Registry of Biliary Tract Cancer, Japanese Society of Biliary Surgery
The Present Status of Pancreatic Cancer Registration, The Pancreatic Registration Committee of the Japan Pancreas Society
Time Trends and Survival Rate of Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer Registration Committee
Bone Tumor Registration, Musculoskeletal Tumor Committee of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Statistics of Malignant Melanoma, The Japanese Skin Cancer Society
Clinical Statistics on Registered Breast Cancer Patients in Japan, Registration Committee of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Registration of Gynecologic Malignancies, The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Statistics of Bladder Cancer Registry, 1982-1987, Bladder Cancer Registry, Japanese Urological Association
Statistics of Brain Tumors, 1969-1987: General Features, The Committee of the Brain Tumor Registry of Japan
The Japan Children's Cancer Registry: Outline, Results, and Perspectives, The Committee of the Japan Children's Cancer Registry