Is the three year breast screening interval too long? Occurrence of interval cancers in NHS breast screening programme's north western region.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99263
Title:
Is the three year breast screening interval too long? Occurrence of interval cancers in NHS breast screening programme's north western region.
Authors:
Woodman, Ciaran B J; Threlfall, Anthony G; Boggis, C R; Prior, Pat
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To report the detection rate of interval cancers in women screened by the NHS breast screening programme. DESIGN: Detection of interval cancers by computer linkage of records held by the screening centres in the North Western Regional Health Authority with breast cancer registrations at the regional cancer registry. SETTING: North Western Regional Health Authority. SUBJECTS: 137,421 women screened between 1 March 1988 and 31 March 1992 who had a negative screening result. RESULTS: 297 invasive interval cancers were detected. The rate of detection of interval cancers expressed as a proportion of the underlying incidence was 31% in the first 12 months after screening, 52% between 12 and 24 months, and 82% between 24 and 36 months. CONCLUSION: The incidence of interval cancers in the third year after breast screening approaches that which would have been expected in the absence of screening and suggests that the three year interval between screens is too long.
Affiliation:
Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Withington, Manchester.
Citation:
Is the three year breast screening interval too long? Occurrence of interval cancers in NHS breast screening programme's north western region. 1995, 310 (6974):224-6 BMJ
Journal:
BMJ
Issue Date:
28-Jan-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99263
PubMed ID:
7866124
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0959-8138
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWoodman, Ciaran B Jen
dc.contributor.authorThrelfall, Anthony Gen
dc.contributor.authorBoggis, C Ren
dc.contributor.authorPrior, Paten
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-19T10:03:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-19T10:03:59Z-
dc.date.issued1995-01-28-
dc.identifier.citationIs the three year breast screening interval too long? Occurrence of interval cancers in NHS breast screening programme's north western region. 1995, 310 (6974):224-6 BMJen
dc.identifier.issn0959-8138-
dc.identifier.pmid7866124-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/99263-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To report the detection rate of interval cancers in women screened by the NHS breast screening programme. DESIGN: Detection of interval cancers by computer linkage of records held by the screening centres in the North Western Regional Health Authority with breast cancer registrations at the regional cancer registry. SETTING: North Western Regional Health Authority. SUBJECTS: 137,421 women screened between 1 March 1988 and 31 March 1992 who had a negative screening result. RESULTS: 297 invasive interval cancers were detected. The rate of detection of interval cancers expressed as a proportion of the underlying incidence was 31% in the first 12 months after screening, 52% between 12 and 24 months, and 82% between 24 and 36 months. CONCLUSION: The incidence of interval cancers in the third year after breast screening approaches that which would have been expected in the absence of screening and suggests that the three year interval between screens is too long.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBreast Canceren
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIncidence-
dc.subject.meshMammography-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMedical Record Linkage-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshState Medicine-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleIs the three year breast screening interval too long? Occurrence of interval cancers in NHS breast screening programme's north western region.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCentre for Cancer Epidemiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Withington, Manchester.en
dc.identifier.journalBMJen

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