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Evaluation of a breast cancer screening programme--the DOM project.

Authors
  • Collette, C1
  • Collette, H J
  • Fracheboud, J
  • Slotboom, B J
  • de Waard, F
  • 1 Department of Epidemiology, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cancer
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
28A
Issue
12
Pages
1985–1988
Identifiers
PMID: 1419296
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In several studies it has been shown that breast cancer screening by means of mammography reduces breast cancer mortality. To ensure that when organising a service screening programme the aim is reached, it is necessary to control and monitor the process. This is possible by several methods. In this study, disease-free intervals and survival rates were used as monitoring tools. The DOM project, a breast cancer screening programme for women aged 50-64 years old at intake, started at the end of 1974. All breast cancer cases diagnosed between 1973 and 1989 were followed up to 1991. It is clear that disease-free interval and survival rates are proper predictors of the effects of screening on breast cancer mortality.

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