Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 125–132 | Cite as

Breast cancer screening, with particular reference to the concept of ‘high risk’ groups

  • F. De Waard
  • H. J. A. Collette
  • J. J. Rombach
  • C. Collette
10th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium — Plenary lecture


An overview is presented of the salient aspects of the DOM-project of breast cancer screening carried out in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Results on stage at diagnosis, case-fatality, and mortality rates suggest that the program has been effective.

Attention is devoted to the issue whether knowledge about risk factors for breast cancer is helpful in making a screening program more effective or efficient. It is concluded that such knowledge is of limited importance.

Key words

risk factors screening survival 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. De Waard
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. J. A. Collette
    • 1
  • J. J. Rombach
    • 1
  • C. Collette
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyUniversity of UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.National Institute of Public Health and Environmental ProtectionThe Netherlands

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