Incidence, detection, and tumour stage of breast cancer in a cohort of Italian women with negative screening mammography report recommending early (short-interval) rescreen

Alessandra Ravaioli, Flavia Foca, Americo Colamartini, Fabio Falcini, Carlo Naldoni, Alba C. Finarelli, Priscilla S. de Bianchi, Lauro Bucchi

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Background: Although poorly described in the literature, the practice of early (short-interval) rescreen after a negative screening mammogram is controversial due to its financial and psychological burden and because it is of no proven benefit.Methods: The present study targeted an Italian 2-yearly screening programme (Emilia-Romagna Region, 1997-2002). An electronic dataset of 647,876 eligible negative mammography records from 376,257 women aged 50-69 years was record-linked with the regional breast cancer registry. The statistical analysis addressed the following research questions: (1) the prevalence of recommendation for early (

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
JournalBMC Medicine
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2010

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Incidence, detection, and tumour stage of breast cancer in a cohort of Italian women with negative screening mammography report recommending early (short-interval) rescreen. / Ravaioli, Alessandra; Foca, Flavia; Colamartini, Americo; Falcini, Fabio; Naldoni, Carlo; Finarelli, Alba C.; de Bianchi, Priscilla S.; Bucchi, Lauro.

In: BMC Medicine, Vol. 8, 11, 01.02.2010.

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