Cancer screening: evidence and practice in Europe 2008.

  title={Cancer screening: evidence and practice in Europe 2008.},
  author={Matti Hakama and Michel Philippe Coleman and D Alexe and Anssi Auvinen},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={44 10},
We examine the theoretical basis of screening, followed by an evaluation of screening initiatives from a population health perspective and a discussion of the organisation of mass screening programmes. Evidence for the effectiveness of screening by primary site from both randomised trials and evaluation of service screening is summarised and the existing cancer screening programmes in the European Union are described. Sufficient evidence from several randomised trials to demonstrate mortality… CONTINUE READING