Retrospective quantification of background incidence and stage distribution of breast cancer for the mammography screening pilot project in Wiesbaden, Germany

Abstract

Several parameters for quality assurance of mammography screening require background incidence rates, i.e. the breast cancer incidence in the absence of screening. For new programmes, incidence rates for the years prior to the programme are usually taken as a substitute with the appropriate source being cancer registries. In Germany, the feasibility of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00432-007-0239-4

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