Marieke W. J. Louwman

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BACKGROUND Numerous studies have examined prognostic factors for survival of breast cancer patients, but relatively few have dealt specifically with 10+-year survivors. METHODS A review of the PubMed database from 1995 to 2006 was undertaken with the following inclusion criteria: median/mean follow-up time at least 10 years; overall survival and/or(More)
We prospectively determined the variability in radiologists' interpretation of screening mammograms and assessed the influence of type and number of readers on screening outcome. Twenty-one screening mammography radiographers and eight screening radiologists participated. A total of 106,093 screening mammograms were double-read by two radiographers and, in(More)
The aims of this study were to determine trends in the incidence of advanced breast cancer at screening mammography and the potential of screening to reduce it. We included a consecutive series of 351,009 screening mammograms of 85,274 women aged 50-75 years, who underwent biennial screening at a Dutch breast screening region in the period 1997-2008. Two(More)
BACKGROUND Reliable population-based incidence and survival data on extracutaneous melanoma (ECM) are sparse. METHODS Incidence data (1989-2006) from the Netherlands Cancer Registry were combined with vital status on January 1, 2008. Age-adjusted annual incidence rates were calculated by direct standardization, and the estimated annual percentage change(More)
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