Am J Clin Oncol 2021 Sep 27. Epub 2021 Sep 27.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY Departments of Family and Community Medicine Public Health Sciences Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Radiation Oncology, Penn State Cancer Institute, Hershey, PA Section of Surgical Oncology, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL Department of Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., Australia Odette Cancer Centre-Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Objectives: Metastatic cancer has historically been considered fatal; however, there is a paucity of evidence characterizing the epidemiology of incidence, treatment, and outcomes in these patients.
Materials And Methods: Incidence rates, annual percent change (APC), descriptive epidemiological statistics, and odds ratios for survival were calculated using registry data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) and the National Cancer Database (NCDB), 1998 to 2015.
Results: There were a total of 1,055,860 patients with metastatic cancer. Read More