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  1. Interval carcinomas of the breast : A group with intermediate outcome.

    Article - En anglais


    Interval carcinoma is defined as a carcinoma detected between two mammographic screening rounds after a negative screening.

    By some authors these carcinomas are considered to be more aggressive than screen-detected carcinomas.


    In a group of 937 patients referred for breast cancer in the period 1975-1990,76 interval carcinoma patients were treated.

    In a retrospective study the outcome was studied of patients with an interval carcinoma in comparison with patients with screen-detected carcinomas and of patients with clinically detected carcinomas outside the screening program.


    No significant difference was found in the 5-year and 10-year disease-free survival of patients with interval carcinoma (80%, 68%) and the screen-detected group (89%, 81%) (P=0.12).

    The interval group did significantly better than the patients with carcinomas detected outside the screening program (P=0.03).


    Interval-detected cancers for patients in the screening program had an outcome intermediate between patients with screen-detected cancers and patients with cancers detected outside the screening program.

    The difference between interval-detected cancers and cancers detected outside the screening program was significant, whereas the difference between screen-detected and interval cancers was not.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Glande mammaire, Femelle, Homme, Pronostic, Intervalle, Dépistage, Délai, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Female, Human, Prognosis, Interval, Medical screening, Time lag, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0051475

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 21/05/1997.