Cancer Treatment and Research

Advances in Cancer Screening

Editors: Miller, Anthony B. (Ed.)

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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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The public health basis of cancer screening: principles and ethical aspects

    Miller, Anthony B.

    Pages 1-7

  • The theoretical basis for cancer screening

    Day, Nicholas E.

    Pages 9-24

  • Principles of economic evaluation in cancer screening

    Krahn, Murray (et al.)

    Pages 25-40

  • Screening for cervical cancer

    Hakama, Matti

    Pages 41-49

  • Advances in screening for colorectal cancer

    Mandel, Jack S.

    Pages 51-76

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Cancer Screening
Editors
  • Anthony B. Miller
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
86
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1265-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1265-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4019-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8539-7
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 198
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