Breast Cancer Screening: Making Sense Of Complex And Evolving Evidence by Nehmat HoussamiBreast Cancer Screening: Making Sense Of Complex And Evolving Evidence by Nehmat Houssami

Breast Cancer Screening: Making Sense Of Complex And Evolving Evidence

byNehmat Houssami, Diana Miglioretti

Hardcover | April 5, 2016

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Breast Cancer Screening: Making Sense of Complex and Evolving Evidencecovers broad aspects of breast cancer screening specifically focusing on current evidence, emerging evidence, and issues that will be critical for future breast screening practice such as tailored screening and shared decision-making in breast screening. The scope of the book is relevant to a global audience.

This book provides balanced perspectives on this increasingly controversial topic, using scientific evidence to explain the evolution of knowledge relating to breast cancer screening.Breast Cancer Screeningcovers the key points related to this debate including the context of increasingly complex and conflicting evidence, divergent opinions on the benefits and harms of breast screening, and variability in screening practice and outcomes across settings around the world.

  • Explains complex and evolving evidence on breast screening with a balanced approach
  • Provides balanced information and up-to-date evidence in an increasingly complex area
  • Addresses emerging topical issues such as screening trials of digital breast tomosynthesis, tailored breast screening, and shared decision-making in breast screening
  • Assists academics and researchers in identifying areas needing further research
Dr. Nehmat Houssami is a medical graduate with specialization in Public Health Medicine, and holds an MPH and a PhD (Clinical Epidemiology). She is also a breast physician and clinical researcher who has focused her career on breast cancer, specifically in the screening and diagnosis setting, for the past 22 years. Her expertise includ...
Title:Breast Cancer Screening: Making Sense Of Complex And Evolving EvidenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Foreword: Breast Cancer Screening: A focus on the evidence

Nehmat Houssami and Diana Miglioretti

2. Breast Cancer Screening: balancing evidence with culture, politics, money, and media

Joann G. Elmore

3. Estimates of Screening Benefit: The Randomized Trials of Breast Cancer Screening

Heidi D. Nelson, Linda L. Humphrey, Rongwei Fu

4. Weighing the benefits and harms: Screening mammography in the balance

Mireille J.M. Broeders, Theodora M. Ripping, Rebecca A. Hubbard

5. The Importance of Observational Evidence to Estimate and Monitor Mortality Reduction from Current Breast Cancer Screening

Russell P. Harris

6. The role of microsimulation modeling in evaluating the outcomes and effect of screening

Clyde B. Schechter, Nicolien T. Van Ravesteyn

7. Challenges in understanding and quantifying over-diagnosis and over-treatment

Alexandra L. Barratt, Gemma L. Jacklyn

8. Challenges and opportunities in the implementation of risk-based screening for breast cancer

Gareth D. Evans, Anthony Howell, Anthony J. Maxwell , Susan Astley

9. Breast Cancer Screening in the Older Woman

Mara A. Schonberg

10. Screening Women in their Forties

Heidi D. Nelson

11. Screening for Breast Cancer in Women with Dense Breasts

Jeffrey A. Tice and Karla Kerlikowske

12. Screening women with known or suspected cancer gene mutations

Xuan-Anh Phi, Anna M Chiarelli, Geertruida H de Bock

13. Imaging Surveillance of Women with a Personal History of Breast Cancer

Janie M. Lee and Nehmat Houssami

14. Evolution of mammography screening: from film screen to digital breast tomosynthesis

Sophia Zackrisson and Nehmat Houssami

15. Ethical and Societal Considerations in Breast Cancer Screening

Lisa M. Parker and Stacy M. Carter

16. Treatment of screen-detected breast cancer: can we avoid or minimize over-treatment?

J. Michael Dixon and David Cameron

17. Informed and shared decision-making in breast screening

Jolyn Hersch, Jesse Jansen, Kristen McCaffery