First epidemiological analysis of breast cancer incidence and tumor characteristics after implementation of population-based digital mammography screening.

@article{Weigel2009FirstEA,
  title={First epidemiological analysis of breast cancer incidence and tumor characteristics after implementation of population-based digital mammography screening.},
  author={Stefanie Weigel and Wolf Ulrich Batzler and Thomas Decker and Hans Werner Hense and Walter Heindel},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={2009},
  volume={181 12},
  pages={1144-50}
}
PURPOSE To epidemiologically evaluate the impact of digital mammography screening on incidence rates and tumor characteristics for breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The first German digital screening units in the clinical routine were evaluated during the implementation period by using data from the cancer registry to compare the incidence rate of breast cancers and prognostic characteristics. 74 % of women aged 50 - 69 within the region of Muenster/Coesfeld/Warendorf were invited between… CONTINUE READING
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