A simple way to measure the burden of interval cancers in breast cancer screening

@inproceedings{Andersen2014ASW,
  title={A simple way to measure the burden of interval cancers in breast cancer screening},
  author={Sune Bangsb\oll Andersen and S. A. T{\"o}rnberg and Elsebeth Lynge and My Catarina von Euler-Chelpin and Sisse Helle Njor},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2014}
}
The sensitivity of a mammography program is normally evaluated by comparing the interval cancer rate to the expected breast cancer incidence without screening, i.e. the proportional interval cancer rate (PICR). The expected breast cancer incidence in absence of screening is, however, difficult to estimate when a program has been running for some time. As an alternative to the PICR we propose the interval cancer ratio I C R = interval cancers interval cancers + screen detected cancers . We… CONTINUE READING

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