relative survival rate

Definition / meaning of relative survival rate

A specific measurement of survival where the rate is calculated by adjusting the rate to remove all causes of death except cancer. It is the ratio of a cancer patient’s chance of surviving a given time interval to that of an average person of the same age and sex.

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