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Institute of Medicine (US) and National Research Council (US) Committee on New Approaches to Early Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer; Joy JE, Penhoet EE, Petitti DB, editors. Saving Women's Lives: Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2005.

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Saving Women's Lives: Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis.

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This report has been reviewed indraft form byindividuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council's (NRC's) Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Mina J. Bissell, Life Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Steven R. Cummings, Research Institute at the California Pacific Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Alan M. Garber, Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Lawrence H. Miike, Former Commissioner of Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, HI

Barbara S. Monsees, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Charles B. Wilson, Health Technology Center, San Francisco, CA

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School and Maureen Henderson, O.B.E., M.D., Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Washington. Appointed by the NRC and Institute of Medicine, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK22309


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