Navigation Links
Cancer screening: The efficacy of mammography screening
Date:12/3/2012

How effective is the German mammography screening program? This is the question examined by Oliver Heidinger of the Epidemiological Cancer Registry North RhineWestphalia and his co-authors in the first study on this subject in Germany, in Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(46): 781-7).

To answer it, the authors have used the interval cancer rate as an indicator. Interval cancers are tumors found more or less by chance between two screenings. In approximately 880 000 women from North RhineWestphalia who had taken part in mammography screening for the first time between 2005 and 2008 and had received negative test results, the authors examined whether breast cancer occurred in the following 24 months. It was shown to occur in approximately 2000 women. This corresponds to a rate of 0.23%, a result that is absolutely comparable with similar international studies.

However, the authors also noticed another result in their follow-up research: 40% of all malignant breast tumors of size T2 to T4 (i.e. ranging from at least 2 cm to more than 5 cm) detected in the study participants during the observation period proved to be interval cancers. Further research is needed to explain this phenomenon.


'/>"/>

Contact: Oliver Heidinger
Oliver.Heidinger@krebsregister.nrw.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Clinical trial at GHSU Cancer Center targets advanced prostate cancer
2. New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
3. Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Liver Cancer, Death From Liver Disease
4. Johns Hopkins scientists pair blood test and gene sequencing to detect cancer
5. COUP-TFII sparks prostate cancer progression
6. Studies from 2012 Quality Care Symposium highlight findings in improving quality of cancer care
7. Researchers report first success of targeted therapy in most common non-small cell lung cancer
8. Scripps Florida scientists uncover a novel cooperative effort to stop cancer spread
9. Research from ASCOS Quality Care Symposium shows advances and challenges in improving the quality of cancer care
10. Scripps Research Institute study points to potential new therapies for cancer and other diseases
11. Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun ... NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is ... is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader ... been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ... the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First ... compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at ... (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Wis. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... standard products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. ... of probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading ... announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. ... The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show ... The segment ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... the medical device industry is in an odd place. ... the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales passed ... want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers with ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017 ... , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, ... offer a strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines ... personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... is a medical device used to measure lung function ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: