Project: Measuring the effect of breast cancer screeninch in the pilot-project 'Early detection of breast cancer - Gent'.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-00 – 31-OCT-02
- Since 1992 a programme of breast cancer screening is running in the City of Gent. Three screening rounds were held. The total invited population (aged 40-69 years) is around 50.000 women. Early outcome indicators suggest a decrease in mortality due to breast cancer. In order to measure effectively this decrease (effectiveness of screening using the proposed methodology), funds are requested. In the meantime, selection bias will be assessed, and a comparison of the outcome between the women screened in and those screened outside the programme, will be examined.