National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients – 2020 Annual Report

Reports | Published: 09 Jul 2020

This is the fourth annual report of the National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients (NABCOP). It describes the process and outcomes of care for 185,648 patients, aged 50 years and over, diagnosed with breast cancer between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018 in England and Wales. Information from the English Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES), completed by patients diagnosed in England in 2015 to 2018 is included.

For the second year in a row, overall survival following a diagnosis of breast cancer is presented. In addition, the report presents short-term mortality following (adjuvant/palliative) chemotherapy along with investigating the reporting of recurrence within the routinely collected data used by NABCOP.

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National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients – 2020 Annual Report