Reductions in disease-specific mortality
were uncommon and reductions in all-cause mortality were very uncommon.
In conclusion, regardless of a higher risk of other-cause mortality and independent of tumour and treatment characteristics, disease-specific mortality
increases with age among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer," the researchers said.
The effect of surgery on all-cause and disease-specific mortality
did not vary by age, race, self-perceived health status, or the presence of comorbidities.
Patterns of disease-specific mortality
and timing of death suggests that the differences in development of immunity against diseases and nutritional status prior to enlistment are responsible for the observed mortality differentials.
7%); and disease-specific mortality
was lower for men diagnosed in the screening group (35% vs.
data on overall and disease-specific mortality
Seven-year disease-specific mortality
was 18% in the intermittent androgen suppression arm vs.