Cancer Screening: Theory and Practice

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Barnett S. Kramer, John K. Gohagan, Philip C. Prorok
CRC Press, 06.05.1999. - 650 страница
This useful reference provides solid knowledge of the risks and benefits associated with the cancer screening process, assesses abnormal results and therapeutic outcomes, and facilitates the communication of these issues to patients.
Describes screening tests from individual, health care, ethical, legal, and regulatory perpectives!
Gathering insights from over 35 international experts in the field, Cancer Screening
  • details the screening procedures available for a wide variety of cancers
  • offers a practical approach to screening implementation for a number of cancer sites
  • discusses the explicit methodology of judging screening tests
  • reports screening recommendations from various organizations
  • analyzes the strengths and hazards of current screening procedures as well as the quality of supporting evidence
  • appraises the utility of screening tests versus other health care strategies
  • presents a basis for judging future screening technologies such as genetic testing
  • and more!
    Including over 1300 references, tables, and figures, Cancer Screening is an indispensable guide for basic and clinical oncologists, internists and family practitioners, gynecologists, public health physicians, health policy specialists, health economists, health educators, prevention and early detection advocates, epidemiologists, biometricians, statisticians, and medical school and graduate students in these disciplines.
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    History
    3
    Heroic Myths and Probability Confronting the Limits of Screening
    13
    BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SCREENING
    27
    Screening Theory and Study Design The Basics
    29
    DecisionMaking About Screening Individual and Policy Levels
    55
    Regulation of Medical Devices by the Food and Drug Administration with Emphasis on In Vitro Diagnostic Devices
    77
    Ethics and Consent
    89
    SCREENING FOR SPECIFIC CANCERS
    145
    Liver Cancer
    303
    Melanoma
    383
    Neuroblastoma
    415
    Ovarian Cancer
    435
    Pancreatic Cancer
    445
    Prostate Cancer
    465
    Gastric Cancer
    519
    Endometrial Cancer
    535

    Breast Cancer
    147
    Bladder Cancer
    175
    Cervix Cancer
    199
    Colorectal Cancer
    223
    Head and Neck Cancer
    271
    INTO THE FUTURE
    561
    New Screening Technologies
    563
    Genetic Inheritance of Cancer Risk Applications to Cancer Screening
    599
    Index
    615
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