The randomized trials of breast cancer screening

What have we learned?

Robert A. Smith, Stephen W. Duffy, Rhian Gabe, Laszlo Tabar, Amy M F Yen, Tony H H Chen

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Abstract

Eight randomized controlled trials of mammography screening have been conducted to date. In addition to evaluating the efficacy of screening with an experimental design, the trials provided investigators with access to information about breast cancers much earlier in their development than had previously been available. The trials of mammographic screening provide conclusive evidence that the policy of offering screening is associated with a significant and substantial reduction in breast cancer mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-806
Number of pages14
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Early Detection of Cancer
Breast Neoplasms
Access to Information
Mammography
Research Design
Randomized Controlled Trials
Research Personnel
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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The randomized trials of breast cancer screening : What have we learned? / Smith, Robert A.; Duffy, Stephen W.; Gabe, Rhian; Tabar, Laszlo; Yen, Amy M F; Chen, Tony H H.

In: Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 42, No. 5, 09.2004, p. 793-806.

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Smith, Robert A. ; Duffy, Stephen W. ; Gabe, Rhian ; Tabar, Laszlo ; Yen, Amy M F ; Chen, Tony H H. / The randomized trials of breast cancer screening : What have we learned?. In: Radiologic Clinics of North America. 2004 ; Vol. 42, No. 5. pp. 793-806.
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