Mass screening in Japan increased the detection of infants with neuroblastoma without a decrease in cases in older children.

@article{Bessho1991MassSI,
  title={Mass screening in Japan increased the detection of infants with neuroblastoma without a decrease in cases in older children.},
  author={F. Bessho and Kiyoe Hashizume and Toshio Nakajo and Shigehiko Kamoshita},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1991},
  volume={119 2},
  pages={
          237-41
        }
}
Analysis of data from the Kanto-Ko-Shin-Etsu Branch of the Japan Children's Cancer Registry revealed that mass screening for neuroblastoma increased the detection of cases in infants younger than 1 year from about 25% before screening to about 50%, and the percentage of neuroblastomas among all pediatric cancers almost doubled, from approximately 10% to 19.3%. However, when the cases found on screening were subtracted, the numbers after the onset of mass screening were similar to those before… CONTINUE READING

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