(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- A new report suggests that nearly 20 percent of breast cancer radiation patients are not getting their treatments posted in a federal database.
The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database is overseen by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Cancer researchers rely on the database to compare racial and geographic trends in the disease.
Researchers looked at SEER data in Detroit and Los Angeles and compared it with treatment center reports. They found that 273 of 1,292 patients were not getting their treatments recorded.
The study was published in the journal Cancer on June 29.
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