Histological Classification and its Implications in the Utility of Registry Data in Epidemiological Studies

  • E. Saxén
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 50)

Abstract

The value of cancer registry data in epidemiological studies concerned with cancer is dependent upon the reliability and comparability of the data used. If these data are to be analyzed it is necessary for the material to have been processed with reference to uniform classification and coding systems.To a great extent, progress in science depends upon classification; a given material must be grouped and classified in accordance with fixed criteria if some order is to be obtained from chaos. The classification applied depends on the problem under investigation. However, if a classification system does not lead to logical and useful results it might be wrong, and trials with a new one are required. Currently, the basis of tumor classification is microscopy, which means that a histomorphological classification of tumors is employed.

Keywords

Lymphoma Adenocarcinoma Adenoma Papilloma Onic 

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