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released: 26 Aug 2009 author: AIHW media release

Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in Australian women. The BreastScreen Australia Program aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from breast cancer through detecting cancers early, with over 1.5 million women (56.9%) aged 50-69 years participating in the Program in 2005-2006. Mortality from breast cancer has decreased steadily since the Program commenced in 1991, from 66 to 47 deaths per 100,000 women.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 945 4; Cat. no. CAN 44; 181pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
    • National comparison table
  • Body section
    • Introduction
      • Cancer
      • Screening
    • BreastScreen Australia performance indicators
      • Performance indicators
      • Performance objectives
      • Statistical significance
    • Indicator 1 Participation
      • Participation
      • The participation indicator
      • Participation results
    • Indicator 2 Detection of invasive cancers
      • All-size and small invasive cancer detection rate
      • The detection of invasive cancers indicator
      • Cancer detection results
    • Indicator 3 Sensitivity
      • Interval cancers and program sensitivity
      • Indicator 3a Interval cancer rate
      • The interval cancer rate indicator
      • Interval cancer results
      • Indicator 3b Program sensitivity
      • The program sensitivity indicator
      • Program sensitivity results
    • Indicator 4 Detection of ductal carcinoma in situ
      • Ductal carcinoma in situ detection rate
      • The DCIS detection indicator
      • DCIS detection results
    • Indicator 5 Recall to assessment
      • Recall to assessment rate
      • The recall to assessment indicator
      • Recall to assessment results
    • Indicator 6 Rescreening
      • Rescreen rate
      • The rescreen indicator
      • Rescreen results
    • Indicator 7 Incidence
      • Indicator 7a Incidence rate of breast cancer
      • The incidence of breast cancer indicator
      • Breast cancer incidence results
      • Indicator 7b Incidence rate of ductal carcinoma in situ
      • The incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ indicator
      • DCIS incidence results
    • Indicator 8 Mortality
      • Mortality rate
      • The mortality indicator
      • Breast cancer mortality results
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Additional data tables
      • Appendix B BreastScreen Australia Program information
        • BreastScreen Australia Program definitions
        • BreastScreen Australia contact list
      • Appendix C Data sources and classifications
        • Data sources
        • Classifications
      • Appendix D Statistical methods
        • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
        • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2005-2006. Cancer series 48. Cat. no. CAN 44. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468276>.