Efficacy of breast-cancer screening for female relatives of breast-cancer-index cases: Taiwan multicentre cancer screening (TAMCAS).

@article{Lai1998EfficacyOB,
  title={Efficacy of breast-cancer screening for female relatives of breast-cancer-index cases: Taiwan multicentre cancer screening (TAMCAS).},
  author={M S Lai and M F A Yen and Hsien-shou Kuo and S L Koong and Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen and Stephen W. Duffy},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={21-6}
}
Although the efficacy of mass screening for breast cancer has been established in Western countries, this strategy may be too costly for other countries with low incidence rates of breast cancer. We propose an alternative approach to screen female relatives of breast-cancer-index cases from hospitals, as part of the Taiwan multicentre cancer screening (TAMCAS) project. In order to assess the efficacy of this programme, and to estimate how often this high-risk group should be screened, we… CONTINUE READING
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