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BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2011-2012

Posted on: 13 October, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 4, October 2014 – December 2014
Related to Deaths Cancer Women

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)
BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2011-2012
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the latest annual monitoring report for BreastScreen Australia on breast cancer in Australia. It provides data for the period 2011-2012 on participation in BreastScreen Australia’s national screening program along with the latest available data on breast cancer incidence and mortality, including data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

The first section of the report presents an overview of breast cancer in Australia, outlines the process of breast cancer screening, and describes the development and management of BreastScreen Australia. It also details the performance indicators used for monitoring the program, and provides a brief summary of technical issues that should be considered when interpreting information in the report. The second section of the report presents the latest national data against the following eight BreastScreen Australia performance indicators:

  • participation
  • re-screening
  • recall to assessment
  • invasive breast cancer detection
  • ductal carcinoma in situ detection
  • interval cancers and program sensitivity
  • invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ incidence
  • mortality.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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