In this thesis I explore several factors that influence the sensitivity of screening mammography, with the aim to improve screening outcome in the southern breast cancer screening region of the Netherlands. This general introduction describes: - the background and implementation of mass breast cancer screening - trends of breast cancer incidence and mortality - the debate on screening - the relevance of this thesis - screening mammography sensitivity - methods and population - the outline of this thesis

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J.W.W. Coebergh (Jan Willem)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Printing of this thesis was realised with financial support of: - Comprehensive Cancer Centre South (Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid, IKZ) - Maatschap radiologie, Catharina ziekenhuis Eindhoven - Breast Cancer Screening South (Bevolkingsonderzoek Zuid, BOZ) - Catharina ziekenhuis Eindhoven (CZE) - Tromp Medical B.V. - Bracco Imaging Europe B.V. - Sectra Benelux - Guerbet Nederland B.V. - National Expert and Training Centre (LRCB)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van Breest Smallenburg, V. (2013, June 6). Improving the Sensitivity of Screening Mammography in the South of the Netherlands. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from