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Comparing Pediatric Brain Tumour Physician Databases with the Alberta Cancer Registry

  • Author / Creator
    Normandeau, Christopher M.
  • There is a concern that brain tumours are underreported in the Alberta Cancer Registry (ACR), yet no studies have been performed to investigate this issue. This study addresses the concern of underreporting of brain tumours in the ACR by assessing case ascertainment of primary brain tumours cases present in physician databases captured by the ACR, specific to the pediatric population. This study also determines overall pediatric brain tumour case ascertainment of the ACR and the pediatric physician databases. Demographic, diagnostic and treatment information from the physician databases and the ACR will also be reviewed to assess comparability.

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  • Graduation date
    2015-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3348GQ4B
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Specialization
    • Epidemiology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Davis, Faith (School of Public Health)
    • Hatcher, Juanita (School of Public Health)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Shaw, Amanda (Public Health Agency of Canada)
    • Voaklander, Don (School of Public Health)