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Assessment of Cancer Screening

A Primer


  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Authored by an expert in cancer screening modalities and epidemiology

  • Focuses on cancer screening through methodology and data interpretation

  • First text dedicated to cancer screening theory and methodology to be published in 20 years

  • 10k Accesses

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Foundations

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 1-13Open Access
  3. Behind the Scenes

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 15-22Open Access
  4. Performance Measures

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 23-38Open Access
  5. Population Measures: Definitions

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 39-50Open Access
  6. Population Measures: Cancer Screening’s Impact

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 51-66Open Access
  7. Experimental Research Designs

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 67-78Open Access
  8. Observational Research Designs

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 79-100Open Access
  9. Cancer Prevention Screening

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 101-108Open Access
  10. Additional Considerations

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 109-120Open Access
  11. Closing Thoughts

    • Pamela M. Marcus
    Pages 121-123Open Access

About this book

Cancer screening is a prominent strategy in cancer control in the United States, yet the ability to correctly interpret cancer screening data eludes many researchers, clinicians, and policy makers. This open access primer rectifies that situation by teaching readers, in simple language and with straightforward examples, why and how the population-level cancer burden changes when screening is implemented, and how we assess whether that change is of benefit. This book provides an in-depth look at the many aspects of cancer screening and its assessment, including screening phenomena, performance measures, population-level outcomes, research designs, and other important and timely topics. 

Concise, accessible, and focused, Assessment of Cancer Screening: A Primer is best suited to those with education or experience in clinical research or public health in the United States - no previous knowledge of cancer screening assessment is necessary. This is the first text dedicated to cancer screening theory and methodology to be published in 20 years.


  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Statistics
  • Cancer Performance Measures
  • Cancer Population Measures
  • Cancer Screening Process
  • Open Access

Authors and Affiliations

  • National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

    Pamela M. Marcus

About the author

Pamela M. Marcus
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Dr
Bethesda, MD 20892

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Assessment of Cancer Screening

  • Book Subtitle: A Primer

  • Authors: Pamela M. Marcus

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: National Institutes of Health, Cancer Control and Population Sciences 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-94576-3Published: 06 April 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-94577-0Published: 05 April 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 123

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Oncology, Biomedical Research, Public Health

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)