A Conditional Approach to Measure Mortality Reductions Due to Cancer Screening

@inproceedings{Liu2015ACA,
  title={A Conditional Approach to Measure Mortality Reductions Due to Cancer Screening},
  author={Amy D Liu and James A. Hanley and Olli Saarela and Nandini Dendukuri},
  year={2015}
}
The prevailing lack of consensus about the comparative harms and benefits of cancer screening stems, in part, from the inappropriate calculations of the expected mortality impact of a sustained screening programme. There is an inherent, and often substantial, time lag from the time of screening until the resulting mortality reductions begin, reach their maximum and ultimately end. However, the cumulative mortality reduction reported in a randomised screening trial is typically calculated over… CONTINUE READING

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