Breast cancer screening, diagnostic accuracy and health care policies

Urbain, Jean-Luc
January 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/18/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 2, p210
Academic Journal
Comments on a research on the criteria for an effective breast screening program. Investigation of the association of test sensitivity and specificity with the volume of mammograms read by individual radiologists or performed by individual health care facilities; Changes in breast cancer detection and diagnosis; Factors which affect the sensitivity of mammography in detecting breast cancer.


Related Articles

  • Screening.  // Current Medical Literature: Breast Cancer;2011, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p67 

    The article discusses two studies on breast cancer screening, published in medical journals in 2010 and 2011. A study by B. N. Hellquist and colleagues examined the effectiveness of population-based service screening with mammography for women from 40 to 49 years old. Another study by S. W....

  • SCREENING.  // Current Medical Literature: Breast Cancer;2005, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p77 

    Discusses several studies on medical screening for breast cancer published in various periodicals in 2005. Outcome of the trial of mammographic screening in women from age results of screening; Use of electrical impedance scanning in detecting breast cancer in young women; Benefits offered by...

  • Mammography in Younger Women: The Dilemma of Diminishing Returns. Calonge, Ned // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;5/19/2010, Vol. 102 Issue 10, p668 

    The article discusses a study about breast cancer detection efforts in women below 40 years old. A research study by the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) reveals data derived on the effect of screening and diagnostic mammography in over 100,000 women in the age group, and provides a...

  • Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography in patients referred from the breast cancer screening programme. Lobbes, Marc; Lalji, Ulrich; Houwers, Janneke; Nijssen, Estelle; Nelemans, Patty; Roozendaal, Lori; Smidt, Marjolein; Heuts, Esther; Wildberger, Joachim // European Radiology;Jul2014, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p1668 

    Objectives: Feasibility studies have shown that contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) increases diagnostic accuracy of mammography. We studied diagnostic accuracy of CESM in patients referred from the breast cancer screening programme, who have a lower disease prevalence than previously...

  • Methodological issues in mammography double reading studies. Williams, L J; Hartswood, M; Prescott, R J // Journal of Medical Screening;Dec1998, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p202 

    Objectives An examination of the methods used in assessing cancer detection rates in double reading studies to obtain a clear interpretation of the disparate results from differing studies. Setting National breast screening programmes. Methods Critical appraisal of methodologies used in the...

  • Changes in Breast Cancer Detection and Mammography Recall Rates After the Introduction of a Computer-Aided Detection System. Gur, David; Sumkin, Jules H.; Rockette, Howard E.; Ganott, Marie; Hakim, Christiane; Hardesty, Lara; Poller, William R.; Shah, Ratan; Wallace, Luisa // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;2/4/2004, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p185 

    Background: Computer-aided mammography is rapidly gaining clinical acceptance, but few data demonstrate its actual benefit in the clinical environment. We assessed changes in mammography recall and cancer detection rates after the introduction of a computer-aided detection system into a clinical...

  • Indicadores del proceso de tamizaje de cáncer de mama en México: un estudio de caso. Uscanga-Sánchez, Santos; Torres-Mejía, Gabriela; Ángeles-Llerenas, Angélica; Domínguez-Malpica, Raúl; Lazcano-Ponce, Eduardo // Salud Pública de México;sep/oct2014, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p528 

    Objective. To identify, measure and compare the performance indicators of productivity, effective access and quality service for the early detection breast cancer program in Mexico. Material and methods. By means of a study case based on the 2011 Women Cancer Information System (Sicam), the...

  • Testing Times Breast Screening: Too Much, Too Soon? Chisholm, Donna // North & South;Apr2013, Issue 325, p52 

    The article focuses on the need for women to get medical advice due to overdiagnosis and overtreatment risks posted by breast screening in New Zealand. It notes the harm brought by mammograms to the health of few women. It points out the difficult rational conversation on breast cancer screening...

  • Annual mammography in women in their 40s does not cut death rate. Spurgeon, David // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/14/2002, Vol. 325 Issue 7364, p563 

    Reports on the survival rates of women in their forties who received annual mammography as a result of a Canadian study. Views of Doctor Cornelia Baines; Diagnoses of invasive breast cancer; Lack of definitive results.

  • Breast Cancers Found Between Mammograms More Likely to be Aggressive.  // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;Jun2011, Vol. 103 Issue 12, pNP 

    The article discusses research on breast cancers found between screening mammograms. It references a study by Anna M. Chiarelli, published online on May 3, 2011 in the "Journal of the National Cancer Institute." The researchers analyzed data from the Ontario Breast Screening Program and compared...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics