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Society for Surgical Oncology Honors NCDB Article Authors

National Cancer Database (NCDB) Senior Statistician Katherine Mallin, PhD, and her co-authors received an award from the Society for Surgical Oncology for the most cited article in the Annals of Surgical Oncology in 2019. The article, "Incident cases captured in the National Cancer Database compared with those in U.S. population based central cancer registries in 2012-2014," reported that the NCDB captured 72 percent of cases found in population-based registries, with variations by cancer site.1


1. Mallin K, Browner A. Palis B, et al. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019;26(6):1604-1612. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07213-1.