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.presence of an early gastric cancer. ... With a ratio alt;2, sensitivity was 48% and specificity 88%, but the association was strongest for cancers diagnosed within 4 years of testing, and for those diagnosed at more advanced stages (III and IV).
|Author||:||Barnett S. Kramer, John K. Gohagan, Philip C. Prorok|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 1999-05-06|