Incidence and tumor characteristics of breast cancer diagnosed before and after implementation of a population-based screening-program.

@article{Hofvind2008IncidenceAT,
  title={Incidence and tumor characteristics of breast cancer diagnosed before and after implementation of a population-based screening-program.},
  author={Solveig Hofvind and Ragnhild S\orum and Steinar Thoresen},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={225-31}
}
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials and service screening programs have shown that breast cancer screening reduces the mortality from the disease. Several years of monitoring are needed to prove such an effect. In the meantime attention should be paid to early surrogate measures, such as histopathological tumor characteristics. The Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program started November 1995. This study compares incidence, prognostic tumor characteristics and surgical treatment in breast… CONTINUE READING

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