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Socioeconomic factors and management and survival of cancer patients

The goal of this project is to examine possible associations between socioeconomic factors, management and survival in prostate, lung and colorectal cancer.

A study of cancer patients managed within the Swedish National Health Care System

Project description

Background: One goal of the Swedish National Health Care System is to provide affordable care to all residents. However, results from earlier Swedish studies indicate the presence of socioeconomic variations in cancer survival. The origins of these gaps remain poorly understood.

Material: The National Quality Register on Prostate Cancer, Regional Quality Registers on Lung Cancer and Colorectal Cancer, The LISA (social) database and other registries.

Project leader


Mats Lambe

Telefon: 08-524 861 64
Enhet: C8.MEB.Lambe

Project period: 2008-2012
Main financing: The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research


Social inequalities in non-small cell lung cancer management and survival: a population-based study in central Sweden.
Berglund A, Holmberg L, Tishelman C, Wagenius G, Eaker S, Lambe M
Thorax 2010 Apr;65(4):327-33
Differences according to socioeconomic status in the management and mortality in men with high risk prostate cancer.
Berglund A, Garmo H, Robinson D, Tishelman C, Holmberg L, Bratt O, et al
Eur. J. Cancer 2012 Jan;48(1):75-84
Social differences in lung cancer management and survival in South East England: a cohort study.
Berglund A, Lambe M, Lüchtenborg M, Linklater K, Peake M, Holmberg L, et al
BMJ Open 2012 ;2(3):