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European guidelines for quality assurance in breast cancer screening and diagnosis

Funded under: FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

Abstract

32 000 deaths could be prevented every year if best practices for mammography screening were adopted across the European Union. Mammography screening can detect breast cancer 3-4 years before symptoms would be noticed by the woman, dramatically improving the chances of effective treatment.
These guidelines aim to raise quality standards by bringing together at EU level the best examples from regional and national breast cancer screening programmes over the last 20 years. They are a manual for health professionals and advocates everywhere, describing best practice evolving from regional and national breast cancer screening programmes based on mammography.
The fourth edition of this bestseller has been developed with input from over 200 professionals from 23 countries. New issues include digital mammography and advice for specialist breast units.
The free-of-charge PDF contains the first 30 pages of the book, including an executive summary.

Additional information

Authors: PERRY N, European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection, Brussels (BE);BROEDERS M, European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection, Brussels (BE);DE WOLF C, European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection, Brussels (BE);TÖRNBERG S, European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection, Brussels (BE);HOLLAND R, European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection, Brussels (BE);VON KARSA L, European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. 416 pp, Euro: 25
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=ND7306954 (Catalogue Number: ND-73-06-954-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-01258-4
Record Number: 200618759 / Last updated on: 2006-09-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en