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dc.contributor.authorBlackmore, Tania Louiseen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLawrenson, Rossen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLao, Chunhuanen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Melissaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorKuper-Hommel, Marionen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorElwood, Marken_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Ianen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-04T00:50:08Z
dc.date.available2018-04-14en_NZ
dc.date.available2019-06-04T00:50:08Z
dc.date.issued2018en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBlackmore, T. L., Lawrenson, R., Lao, C., Edwards, M., Kuper-Hommel, M., Elwood, M., & Campbell, I. (2018). The characteristics, management and outcomes of older women with breast cancer in New Zealand. Maturitas, 112, 64–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.03.018en
dc.identifier.issn0378-5122en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/12590
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to understand the characteristics of older women with breast cancer and to describe the current patterns of treatment and outcomes. The study included data from the combined Auckland and Waikato breast cancer registers, which hold information for 12, 372 women diagnosed with stage I–IV breast cancer between June 2000 and May 2013. Of these women, 2671 (21.6%) were over 70 years of age. Patient characteristics, treatment type and survival were compared across four-year age groups (70–74, 75–79, 80–84, 85+) and hormone receptor status. Of the women aged over 70 years, 2485 (93.0%) had stage I–III disease. Increasing age was significantly associated with decreasing use of surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy, endocrine therapy and chemotherapy, even after adjustment for stage and level of co-morbidity. Nine hundred and one women (33.7%) had co-morbidities at the time of diagnosis. The 5-year breast cancer-specific survival rate for women aged 70–74 and that for women aged 75–79 were similar, but was worse in women aged over 80. Generally, older women are treated as per guidelines, although chemotherapy may be under-used. However, age is a significant factor influencing whether women are treated or not.en_NZ
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dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Maturitas. © 2018 Elsevier.
dc.titleThe characteristics, management and outcomes of older women with breast cancer in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.03.018en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfMaturitasen_NZ
pubs.begin-page64
pubs.elements-id221144
pubs.end-page70
pubs.volume112en_NZ


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