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Saving Women's Lives

Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis

Editors: Janet E Joy, Edward E Penhoet, and Diana B Petitti. .

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-09213-2
Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.


A series of reports on breast cancer have been produced by, or under the aegis of, the IOM and NRC's National Cancer Policy Board. These reports include Mammography and Beyond: Developing Technologies for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer (2001), Meeting Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer (2004), and Improving Mammography Quality Standards (in progress, 2004). As part of that series, this report explores ways of improving early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer in women through developing better technologies and advancing their introduction and application, and educating women and other interested stakeholders about mammography and other detection modalities. The ultimate objective of this and all the other studies is better care and better outcomes for women with breast cancer and their families.

Support for this project was provided by the Apex Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Carl J. Herzog Foundation, Mr. Corbin Gwaltney, Mr. John Castle, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Kansas Health Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute. This study was supported, in part, by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139, TO #110 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Cancer Institute. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.
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