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Epidemiological evaluation of concordance between initial diagnosis and central pathology review in a comprehensive and prospective series of sarcoma patients in the Rhone-Alpes region

Antoine Lurkin12*, Francoise Ducimetière12, Dominique Ranchère Vince1, Anne-Valérie Decouvelaere1, Dominic Cellier7, François N Gilly4, Dimitri Salameire5, Pierre Biron123, Guy de Laroche3456, Jean Yves Blay12345678 and Isabelle Ray-Coquard12

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1 Centre Léon Bérard, 28 rue Laennec - 69008 Lyon; France

2 INSERM EA 4129 « SIS », 28 rue Laennec - 69008 Lyon, France

3 ONCORA network, Réseau Oncologie Rhône-Alpes BIOPARC/ADENINE - 60 Avenue Rockefeller, 69373 LYON Cedex 08, France

4 CONCORDE network, Réseau Oncologie Rhône-Alpes BIOPARC/ADENINE - 60 Avenue Rockefeller, 69373 LYON Cedex 08, France

5 ARC'ALPIN network, Unité de Concertation et de Recherche pour le Traitement des Affections Cancéreuses, CHU A. Michallon BP217 38043 GRENOBLE, France

6 Institut de Cancerologie de la Loire, 108 Bis av. Albert Raimond 42270 Saint Priest en Jarez, France

7 Merck Serono, 37 rue Saint Romain - 69008 Lyon, France

8 INSERM U590 Cytokine et Cancer, 28 rue Laennec - 69008 Lyon, France

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BMC Cancer 2010, 10:150  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-10-150

Published: 19 April 2010

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Table S1: Grade concordance between groups using the Kappa test (n = 157).

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Table S2: Characteristics of patients per type of laboratory and type of tumor sample.

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