Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium: Evaluating Screening Performance in Practice
The Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) is an ongoing effort to improve understanding of breast cancer screening practices in the United States and their relation to changes in stage at diagnosis, survival, or breast cancer mortality. The BCSC is funded and coordinated by the Applied Research Program of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.
The report describes this unique research resource and details ongoing research and findings from published BCSC studies. It closes with a discussion of the challenges that lie ahead for the BCSC, as well as potential opportunities for using BCSC data and findings to influence clinical practice in the United States.
All material in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated. The suggested citation is:
National Cancer Institute. Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium: Evaluating Screening Performance in Practice. NIH Publication No. 04-5490. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, April 2004.