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181. Magnetic resonance imaging of the breast in screening women considered to be at high genetic risk of breast cancer

' objectives The objective of this Assessment is to evaluate the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast for screening asymptomatic women thought to be at high risk of breast cancer due to genetic risk. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Breast Neoplasms /diagnosis; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Mass Screening Language Published English Country of organisation United States Address for correspondence BlueCross BlueShield Association, Technology (...) Magnetic resonance imaging of the breast in screening women considered to be at high genetic risk of breast cancer Magnetic resonance imaging of the breast in screening women considered to be at high genetic risk of breast cancer Magnetic resonance imaging of the breast in screening women considered to be at high genetic risk of breast cancer BlueCross BlueShield Association Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality

2003 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

182. News media coverage of screening mammography for women in their 40s and tamoxifen for primary prevention of breast cancer. (Abstract)

News media coverage of screening mammography for women in their 40s and tamoxifen for primary prevention of breast cancer. In the late 1990s, 3 events pertaining to breast cancer prevention received considerable attention in the US news media: a National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus panel recommended against routine screening mammography for women in their 40s (January 1997), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) subsequently reversed the recommendation (March 1997), and an NCI-sponsored (...) study demonstrated the efficacy of tamoxifen in the primary prevention of breast cancer (April 1998).To examine how the major US news media covered the potential benefits and harms of 2 breast cancer preventive strategies.Content analysis of US news stories reporting on the breast cancer prevention events. We used Lexis-Nexis to search for print news stories in the 10 highest-circulation US newspapers and requested transcripts from 3 major television networks to obtain all relevant news coverage

2002 JAMA

183. Screening for breast cancer

mammography to a baseline clinical breast examination in women aged 40 to 49 at study entry and found no difference in breast cancer mortality. The role of breast self-examination in reducing breast cancer mortality has been evaluated in 2 randomized controlled trials and 1 non-randomized controlled trial, and none have shown benefit. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Breast Neoplasms /prevention & Breast Self-Examination; Mammography; Mass Screening; control Language (...) Screening for breast cancer Screening for breast cancer Screening for breast cancer Humphrey L, Chan B K S, Detlefsen S, Helfand M Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Humphrey L, Chan B K S, Detlefsen S, Helfand M. Screening for breast cancer. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Preventive Services

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

184. Customer fee and participation in breast-cancer screening. (Abstract)

Customer fee and participation in breast-cancer screening. Until 1997, breast screening by mammography was free for all women living in Turku, Finland. After this date, women born in certain years had to pay to be screened. We did a retrospective study, using data obtained from Statistics Finland, to ascertain whether or not the introduction of a fee affected attendance. We also assessed the effect of socioeconomic status on attendance. Our findings show that people who had to pay (...) for mammography attended less often than women who were entitled to free screening, irrespective of their socioeconomic status.

2001 Lancet

185. Cochrane review on screening for breast cancer with mammography. (Abstract)

Cochrane review on screening for breast cancer with mammography. In 2000, we reported that there is no reliable evidence that screening for breast cancer reduces mortality. As we discuss here, a Cochrane review has now confirmed and strengthened our previous findings. The review also shows that breast-cancer mortality is a misleading outcome measure. Finally, we use data supplemental to those in the Cochrane review to show that screening leads to more aggressive treatment.

2001 Lancet

186. Uptake of screening and prevention in women at very high risk of breast cancer. (Abstract)

Uptake of screening and prevention in women at very high risk of breast cancer. Management of women at high lifetime risk of familial breast cancer is hampered because of limited data concerning the appropriateness of treatment options. Over the past 8 years women at very high (>40%) lifetime risk of breast cancer have had the option of entering two chemoprevention treatment trials, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) breast screening study, or a risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) study. Only 10 (...) % of eligible women have entered one of the chemotherapy trials with a similar proportion opting for RRM (>50% in mutation carriers) compared with 60% opting for MRI screening. Future chemotherapy trials will have to be designed to address this poor recruitment.

2001 Lancet

187. Screening for breast cancer with mammography. (Abstract)

Screening for breast cancer with mammography. Mammographic screening for breast cancer is controversial, as reflected in greatly varying national policies.To assess the effect of screening for breast cancer with mammography on mortality and morbidity.MEDLINE (16 May 2000), The Cochrane Breast Cancer Group's trial register (24 Jan 2000) and reference lists. Letters, abstracts and unpublished trials. Authors were contacted.Randomised trials comparing mammographic screening with no mammographic (...) in favour of screening. Flaws are due to differential exclusion of women with breast cancer from analysis and differential misclassification of cause of death.The currently available reliable evidence does not show a survival benefit of mass screening for breast cancer (and the evidence is inconclusive for breast cancer mortality). Women, clinicians and policy makers should consider these findings carefully when they decide whether or not to attend or support screening programs.

2001 Cochrane

188. Strategies for increasing women participation in community breast cancer screening. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Strategies for increasing women participation in community breast cancer screening. Strategies for reducing breast cancer mortality in western countries have focused on screening, at least for women aged 50 to 69 years. One of the requirements of any community screening program is to achieve a high participation rate, which is related to methods of invitation. Therefore, it was decided to systematically review the scientific evidence on the different strategies aimed at improving women's (...) participation in breast cancer screening programs and activities.To assess the effectiveness of different strategies for increasing the participation rate of women invited to community (population-based) breast cancer screening activities or mammography programs.MEDLINE (1966-2000), CENTRAL (2000), and EMBASE (1998-1999) searches for 1966 to 1999 were supplemented by reports and letters to the European Screening Breast Cancer Programs (Euref Network).Both published and unpublished trials were eligible

2001 Cochrane

189. Hormone replacement therapy and the sensitivity and specificity of breast cancer screening: a review

, or invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ. All the studies related to cancers occurring within one year of screening, except for one study that covered a 2-year period. Participants included in the review The women included in the review were users and non-users of HRT who had received mammographic screening. Non-users of HRT included women who had never used HRT, as well as previous users of HRT. Outcomes assessed in the review Studies reporting the risk of interval breast cancer or risk (...) for confounding factors, investigate the effect of duration, dose and type of HRT, as well as how recently it was used. Methods offering improved detection of breast cancer in women currently using HRT need to be developed. Bibliographic details Banks E. Hormone replacement therapy and the sensitivity and specificity of breast cancer screening: a review. Journal of Medical Screening 2001; 8(1): 29-35 PubMedID Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Aged; Breast Neoplasms /diagnosis /epidemiology

2001 DARE.

190. Preventive health care, 2001 update: screening mammography among women aged 40 - 49 years at average risk of breast cancer

Preventive health care, 2001 update: screening mammography among women aged 40 - 49 years at average risk of breast cancer Preventive health care, 2001 update: screening mammography among women aged 40 - 49 years at average risk of breast cancer Preventive health care, 2001 update: screening mammography among women aged 40 - 49 years at average risk of breast cancer Ringash J, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Authors' objectives To consider the new and updated evidence available (...) , since a review in 1994, about the effect of screening mammography on breast cancer mortality among women aged 40 to 49 years. Searching MEDLINE and Cancerlit were searched from 1966 to June 2000; the search terms were reported. Reference lists were checked for additional studies. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Randomised controlled trials (RCTs), or meta-analyses including all eligible RCTs, were eligible for inclusion in the section on the effectiveness

2001 DARE.

191. Preventive health care 2001 update: should women be routinely taught breast self-examination to screen for breast cancer?

and environmental stresses to women in the western world. There may also be a different level of acceptance for breast self-examination techniques (and women touching their own bodies) in different cultures. These large studies are not necessarily representative of western women. 3. Breast cancer mortality, rather than disease identification, was the primary outcome in this review. It may be more worthwhile to assess the effectiveness of screening programmes using the identification of disease or tumours (...) of self-examination for breast cancer screening in women. In practice, the review focused on the effectiveness of self-examination training programmes for preventing death from breast cancer. Searching MEDLINE, PREMEDLINE, CINAHL, HealthSTAR, Current Contents and the Cochrane Library were searched from 1966 to October 2000 for English language publications describing studies in humans. The keywords used were 'breast self-examination,' 'breast diseases,' 'palpation,' 'clinical trials' and 'mass

2001 DARE.

192. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of double reading of mammograms in breast cancer screening: findings of a systematic review

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of double reading of mammograms in breast cancer screening: findings of a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2001 DARE.

193. [The effects of extending the use of mammography screening: a report on the cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening in 60 to 69 year-old women]

[The effects of extending the use of mammography screening: a report on the cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening in 60 to 69 year-old women] Rintasyopaseulonnan laajentamisen vaikutukset - Selvitys mammografiaan perustuvan rintasyopaseulonnan kustannus-vaikuttavuudesta 60-69 -vuotiailla naisilla [The effects of extending the use of mammography screening: a report on the cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening in 60 to 69 year-old women] Rintasyopaseulonnan laajentamisen (...) vaikutukset - Selvitys mammografiaan perustuvan rintasyopaseulonnan kustannus-vaikuttavuudesta 60-69 -vuotiailla naisilla [The effects of extending the use of mammography screening: a report on the cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening in 60 to 69 year-old women] Saarenmaa I, Salminen T, Varonen H, Fredriksson M, Sintonen H, Makela M Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

194. 14 years of follow-up from the Edinburgh randomised trial of breast-cancer screening. (Abstract)

14 years of follow-up from the Edinburgh randomised trial of breast-cancer screening. The Edinburgh randomised trial of breast-cancer screening recruited women aged 45-64 years from 1978 to 1981 (cohort 1), and those aged 45-49 years during 1982-85 (cohorts 2 and 3). Results based on 14 years of follow-up and 270,000 woman-years of observation are reported.Breast-cancer mortality rates in the intervention group (28,628 women offered screening) were compared with those in the control group (...) (26,026) with adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES) of general medical practices. Rate ratios were derived by means of logistic regression for the total trial population and for women first offered screening while younger than 50 years. Analyses were by intention to treat.Initial unadjusted results showed a difference of just 13% in breast-cancer mortality rates between the intervention and control groups (156 deaths [5.18 per 10,000] vs 167 [6.04 per 10,000]; rate ratio 0.87 [95% CI 0.70-1.06

1999 Lancet Controlled trial quality: uncertain

195. Does this patient have breast cancer? The screening clinical breast examination: should it be done? How?

, and it is not well described in the majority of studies. Also, the available studies included women differing in age, history of symptoms (symptomatic and asymptomatic) and practice setting (primary care or surgical). Authors' conclusions The indirect evidence supports the effectiveness of CBE in screening for breast cancer. While the screening clinical examination by itself does not rule out disease, the high specificity of certain abnormal findings greatly increases the probability of breast cancer. An overall (...) Does this patient have breast cancer? The screening clinical breast examination: should it be done? How? Does this patient have breast cancer? The screening clinical breast examination: should it be done? How? Does this patient have breast cancer? The screening clinical breast examination: should it be done? How? Barton M B, Harris R, Fletcher S W Authors' objectives To collect evidence on the effectiveness of clinical breast examination (CBE) in screening for breast cancer, and information

1999 DARE.

196. The cost-effectiveness of nationwide breast carcinoma screening in Finland, 1987-1992

, Heinonen O P. The cost-effectiveness of nationwide breast carcinoma screening in Finland, 1987-1992. Cancer 1999; 86(4): 638-646 PubMedID Original Paper URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Breast Neoplasms /economics /radiography; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Female; Finland; Health Care Costs; Humans; Mammography /economics; Mass Screening /economics; Middle Aged; Retrospective Studies; Survival Analysis AccessionNumber 21999001528 Date bibliographic record published 31/07/2000 Date (...) The cost-effectiveness of nationwide breast carcinoma screening in Finland, 1987-1992 The cost-effectiveness of nationwide breast carcinoma screening in Finland, 1987-1992 The cost-effectiveness of nationwide breast carcinoma screening in Finland, 1987-1992 Leivo T, Sintonen H, Tuominen R, Hakama M, Pukkala E, Heinonen O P Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

197. A longer breast carcinoma screening interval for women age older than 65 years?

limitations to their study. Source of funding None stated. Bibliographic details Boer R, de Koning H J, van der Maas P J. A longer breast carcinoma screening interval for women age older than 65 years? Cancer 1999; 86(8): 1506-1510 PubMedID Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Breast Neoplasms /diagnosis; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Female; Humans; Mammography /economics /methods; Mass Screening /economics /methods; Middle Aged; Time Factors (...) +)). The sensitivity for these five states was 0.4 for DCIS, 0.65 for T1a, 0.8 for T1b, 0.9 for T1c and 0.95 for T2+ ,(age 50+). Other results of the review were not reported. Measure of benefits used in the economic analysis The measures of benefits used were the number of breast cancer deaths prevented, the number of life years gained, the extra incidence of breast carcinoma (defined as the cases that would not have been detected without screening because the woman would have died of other causes before

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

198. Breast cancer screening by mammography in Norway: is it cost-effective?

cancer in the no-screening strategy was 2 years. The median survival when contracting an incurable breast cancer was estimated to be 3 years. The annual number of women who die in Norway because of breast cancer was about 800, corresponding to an incidence rate of 38% for this malignancy. The frequency of MRM in the no-screening strategy was about 15.5% versus 7% in the screening strategy. 16% were calculated to undergo adjuvant hormonal therapy (AHT) if screened and 30% if those not screened. About (...) through 10 years follow-up, the corresponding figures when screening was used were raised because of reduced mortality to 86%. Methods used to derive estimates of effectiveness Assumptions about effectiveness were made by the authors. Estimates of effectiveness and key assumptions The frequency of BCS in the treatment of breast cancer in the no-screening strategy (after a 2-year delay in diagnosis) was 25%. The frequency of TI tumours less than 20 mm was assumed to be 70% in the screening scenario

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

199. A study on the cost effectiveness of sestamibi scintimammography for screening women with dense breasts for breast cancer

the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Sestamibi scintimammography for screening women with dense breasts for breast cancer. As a nuclear medicine technique, this procedure is based on the enhanced uptake of sestamibi in tumours in the breast and elsewhere. Type of intervention Screening. Economic study (...) breasts for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1999; 55(3): 243-258 PubMedID Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Adult; Breast /anatomy & Breast Neoplasms /economics /metabolism /radionuclide imaging; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Decision Trees; Female; Humans; Mammography /economics /methods; Mass Screening /economics /methods; Middle Aged; Radionuclide Imaging /economics /methods; Radiopharmaceuticals /pharmacokinetics; Risk Factors; Sensitivity and Specificity

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

200. The costs of treating breast cancer in the United Kingdom: implications for screening

The costs of treating breast cancer in the United Kingdom: implications for screening The costs of treating breast cancer in the United Kingdom: implications for screening The costs of treating breast cancer in the United Kingdom: implications for screening Wolstenholme J L, Smith S J, Whynes D K Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions (...) followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Screening for breast cancer. Type of intervention Screening. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The treatment cost analysis was based on the case notes of 137 breast cancer patients. 102 patients had stage 1 cancer, 13 stage 2, 16 stage 3 and 6 had stage 4 cancer. This information was used to determine the screening scenario for the 2,687 new breast

1998 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.