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The Mammography and Ultrasonography STudy for Breast Cancer Screening Effectiveness

2016-09-21 20:23:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Mammography screening has limited performance in young women or women with dense breasts although it is the only proven method for breast cancer screening that reduces the mortality. The investigators propose a multicenter trial of breast cancer screening to assess the effectiveness of supplemental ultrasonography for Korean women aged 40-59 years.

Description

The investigators will screen same consecutive participants using both methods; digital mammography plus supplemental ultrasonography (intervention arm) and digital mammography only (control arm) for 5 years. The investigators will collect follow-up information by assessment of screening records, questionnaire, and official cancer registry. The primary outcome will be sensitivity, specificity, recall rate, cancer detection rate and stage distribution at the end of first round of screening. The secondary outcome will be cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of digital mammography with ultrasonography versus digital mammography only for breast cancer screening. It is hoped that the results of this trial will provide guidance of effective breast cancer screening strategy to women aged 40-59, especially with dense breasts.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Invasive Cancer

Intervention

Ultrasonography, Digital mammography

Location

Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital
Bucheon
Gyeonggi-do
Korea, Republic of
420-767

Status

Recruiting

Source

Soonchunhyang University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-09-21T20:23:22-0400

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