The rationale for early diagnosis of cancer--the example of breast cancer.

@article{Tubiana1999TheRF,
  title={The rationale for early diagnosis of cancer--the example of breast cancer.},
  author={Maurice Tubiana and Serge Koscielny},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={295-303}
}
The main advantage of early diagnosis of cancer is the reduction of tumor size at initial treatment and thereby an increase in the proportion of patients without distant dissemination. This benefit is illustrated by the example of breast cancer. A model of its natural history was built using data extracted from the files of over 4000 patients followed in… CONTINUE READING