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Advances in Cancer Screening

  • Anthony B. Miller

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nicholas E. Day
    Pages 9-24
  3. Murray Krahn, Gary Naglie
    Pages 25-40
  4. Matti Hakama
    Pages 41-49
  5. Jack S. Mandel
    Pages 51-76
  6. Sue M. Moss
    Pages 77-91
  7. Philip C. Prorok, Arnold L. Potosky, John K. Gohagan, Barnett S. Kramer
    Pages 93-112
  8. Paola Pisani, D. Maxwell Parkin
    Pages 113-119
  9. D. Maxwell Parkin, Paola Pisani
    Pages 121-128
  10. J. Mark Elwood
    Pages 129-147
  11. Mark L. Bernstein, William G. Woods
    Pages 149-163
  12. William D. Foulkes, Steven A. Narod
    Pages 165-182
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 191-198

About this book

Introduction

Screening for cancer is an important focus of cancer control. Yet screening, as it involves administering a test to large segments of the population deemed to be at risk for the disease of interest, is potentially a major consumer of scarce health care resources. In addition, the benefits sought from cancer screening, particularly reduction in mortality from the disease, are not always realized, either for biological or organizational reasons. Thus, the paradigm that `early detection must always be beneficial', taught to health care professionals, and publicized widely through the media to the public, has been challenged in the last two decades for a number of cancer sites. It is the purpose of Advances in Cancer Screening to determine the extent to which the requirements for the introduction of population-based screening programs have been met, as a result of extensive research on screening during the last two decades, with a major concentration on findings from the recent decade.

Keywords

Cancer Screening cancer gastric cancer health melanoma mortality prostate cancer public health screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony B. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1265-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8539-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1265-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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