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Oncological treatment and outcome of colorectal cancer in Greenland

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  1. Gestational diabetes and macrosomia among Greenlanders. Time to change diagnostic strategy?

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  2. Gonorrhoea in Greenland: geographic differences in diagnostic activity and incidence of gonorrhoea in 2015

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  3. Validation of cardiovascular diagnoses in the Greenlandic Hospital Discharge Register for epidemiological use

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  4. Improved survival of head and neck cancer patients in Greenland

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  5. Increased incidence of gonorrhoea and chlamydia in Greenland 1990-2012

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  1. The clinical use of hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of Danish patients with diabetic foot ulcers

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  2. Short-stay unit hospitalisation vs. standard care outcomes in older internal medicine patients-a randomised clinical trial

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  3. Endoscopic electrochemotherapy for esophageal cancer: a phase I clinical study

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  4. Anaesthesia practice in Denmark for relocation of the dislocated hip after total hip arthroplasty

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Oncological treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC) has been available in Greenland since 2004. Treatment is provided by Queen Ingrid´s Hospital (QIH), under supervision from the Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark. The study describes patient characteristics, oncological treatment and survival for the first 8 years of treatment. The study was a registry-based observational study of all patients in Greenland diagnosed with histologically verified CRC from August 2004 to August 2012. Analyses were stratified according to stage and discussed in relation to reported data from patients with CRC in Denmark. 180 patients were included. . Stage I, II, III, and IV comprised 15, 34, 23, and 23%, respectively. 5% presented with unknown stage. A total of 51% received oncological treatment. 79% of patients with Stage III disease received adjuvant chemotherapy, 61% of patients with metastatic CRC received palliative chemotherapy. Five-year survival was 48 and 53% for colon and rectum cancer, respectively. An insignificant trend towards higher survival in men than in women was seen; adjusted hazard ratio for death (women vs men) = 1.46 (95% CI = 0.97-2.19). In conclusion; Stage distribution, provision of oncological treatment and 5-year survival were comparable to patients diagnosed and treated in Denmark.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Circumpolar Health
Volume77
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1546069
ISSN1239-9736
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Publication statusPublished - 2018

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