Advances in Cancer Screening by Anthony B. MillerAdvances in Cancer Screening by Anthony B. Miller

Advances in Cancer Screening

byAnthony B. Miller

Paperback | September 26, 2011

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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 ofAdvances in Cancer Screeningto 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.
Title:Advances in Cancer ScreeningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pagesPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Public Health Basis of Cancer Screening, Principles and Ethical Aspects; A.B. Miller. 2. The Theoretical Basis for Cancer Screening; N.E. Day. 3. Principles of Economic Evaluation in Cancer Screening; M. Krahn, G. Naglie. 4. Screening for Cervical Cancer; M. Hakama. 5. Advances in Screening for Colorectal Cancer; J. Mandel. 6. Advances in Screening for Breast Cancer; S.M. Moss. 7. Prostate Cancer Screening: Current Issues; P.C. Prorok, et al. 8. Screening for Gastric Cancer; P. Pisani, M. Parkin. 9. Screening for Lung Cancer; D.M. Parkin, P. Pisani. 10. Screening for Melanoma; J.M. Elwood. 11. Screening for Neuroblastoma; M.L. Bernstein, W.G. Woods. 12. Screening for Cancer in High Risk Families; W.D. Foukes, S.A. Narod. 13. Screening in Developing Countries, Problems and Opportunities; A.B. Miller. Index.