Background: Substantial regional heterogeneity in the provision of cancer prevention and management services results from the decentralised Swiss healthcare system. Materials and methods: Breast cancer mortality trends between 1980 and 2002 were compared in two French- and in two German-speaking female populations of Switzerland, aged 55-74 years, characterised by different access to, and use of, mammography screening. Results: Since the early 1990s, a 30% fall was observed in the French-speaking regions of Vaud and Geneva, where mammography screening is widespread, with no decline in the German-speaking areas of Basel and Zurich. Conclusion: Modification in breast cancer diagnosis and management in selected regions of Switzerland is urgently needed.
|Titolo:||Diverging trends in breast cancer mortality within Switzerland|
|Autori interni:||LA VECCHIA, CARLO VITANTONIO BATTISTA (Secondo)|
|Parole Chiave:||breast cancer ; mortality ; Switzerland ; treatment ; mammography screening|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1093/annonc/mdj035|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|