Review of Colorectal Studies Using the National Cancer Database

Katherine A. Kelley, V. Liana Tsikitis

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    The National Cancer Database (NCDB) is a large clinical oncology database developed with data collected from Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited facilities. The CoC is managed under the American College of Surgeons, and is a multidisciplinary team that maintains standards in cancer care delivery in health care settings. This database has been used in multiple cancer-focused studies and reports on cancer diagnosis, hospital-level, and patient-related demographics. The focus of this review is to explore and discuss the use of NCDB in colorectal surgery research. Furthermore, our aim for this review is to formulate a guide for researchers who are interested in using the NCDB to complete colorectal research.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)69-74
    Number of pages6
    JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 2019


    • National Cancer Database
    • Surgery
    • colorectal cancer
    • outcomes

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Gastroenterology


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