Cancer Screening: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Barnett S. Kramer, John K. Gohagan, Philip C. Prorok

CRC Press
Published May 6, 1999
Reference - 650 Pages
ISBN 9780824702007 - CAT# DK5615
Series: Basic and Clinical Oncology

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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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