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False-positive results may influence adherence to mammography screening. The effectiveness of breast cancer screening is closely related to adequate adherence among the target population. The objective of this study was to evaluate how false-positives and women’s characteristics affect the likelihood of reattendance at routine breast cancer screening in a(More)
Heterozygous carriers of ATM (ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene) mutations have increased risk of breast cancer (BC). We have estimated the prevalence of mutations in the ATM gene among Spanish patients with early-onset BC. Forty-three patients diagnosed with BC before the age of 46 years, and negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, were analysed for the(More)
HIV infected people and AIDS patients develop cancer more frequently than the general population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of developing cancer among 15 to 69 year old AIDS patients from two geographic areas: Tarragona and Girona provinces, in north-eastern Spain. We have studied invasive and in situ cancers (for all sites) among(More)
BACKGROUND Melanoma is a significant health problem in Caucasian populations. The most recently available data from cancer registries often have a delay of several months up to a few years and they are generally not easily accessible. OBJECTIVES To assess recent age- and sex-specific trends in melanoma incidence and make predictions for 2010 and 2015. (More)
Objectives: To analyze recent trends (1980–96) in the incidence of smoking-related cancers among men and women in Tarragona, Spain. Methods: Data were obtained from a population-based cancer registry. Age-standardized incidence rates were computed. Secular trends, between 1980 and 1996, were estimated using a Poisson regression model. From these figures,(More)
The frequency of interval cancers (IC) can be an indicator inversely related to the quality of a breast screening programme. The objectives were to estimate the frequency of IC, to classify IC by posterior radiological review, and to describe the prognostic factors of these IC. The setting was the Sabadell-Cerdanyola Breast Cancer Screening Programme, in(More)
Childhood cancer mortality has sharply declined in most economically developed countries over the last years, whereas no substantial changes in the incidence have been observed. In Catalonia (Spain), childhood cancer mortality showed a considerable decline until 1992, but incidence trends have not been analysed in this population. To assess both recent(More)
BACKGROUND Mammography is the only breast screening method, we are aware of today, which is able to reduce mortality from breast cancer. Nevertheless, this procedure carries an inherent risk of false-positive screening mammogram. The association between these results and reattendance at the next scheduled screening mammogram is controversial. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Since the 1980s, Spain experienced two decades of sharply increasing breast cancer incidence. Declines in breast cancer incidence have recently been reported in many developed countries. We examined whether a similar downturn might have taken place in Spain in recent years. METHODS Cases of invasive female breast cancer were drawn from all(More)
Few studies have addressed longer-term survival for breast cancer in European women. We have made predictions of 10-year survival for European women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000-2002. Data for 114,312 adult women (15-99 years) diagnosed with a first primary malignant cancer of the breast during 2000-2002 were collected in the EUROCARE-4 study from(More)