Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Cancer screening programs in Australia
    • 1.2 Breast cancer screening reduces mortality
    • 1.3 Participation in BreastScreen Australia
  • 2 Objectives
    • 2.1 Premise of the broader data linkage project
    • 2.2 Objectives of the broader data linkage project
    • 2.3 Dissemination of findings from the broader data linkage project
  • 3 Data and methods
    • 3.1 Data sources for the data linkage project
    • 3.2 Data flow and data linkage methods for the data linkage project
    • 3.3 Methods used in this report
  • 4 Description of cohort
    • 4.1 Breast cancer definitions
    • 4.2 Summary statistics
    • 4.3 Descriptive statistics
  • 5 Breast cancer outcomes
    • 5.1 Summary cancer and death statistics
    • 5.2 Survival
    • 5.3 Age differences
    • 5.4 Exploration of potential biases in survival
  • 6 Breast cancer screening behaviour
    • 6.1 Screening in BreastScreen Australia
    • 6.2 Rescreening in BreastScreen Australia
    • 6.3 Special groups
  • 7 Discussion
    • 7.1 Objective 1: Cancer outcomes
    • 7.2 Objective 2: Screening behaviour
    • 7.3 Project limitations and areas for improvement
    • 7.4 Where to from here?
  • Appendix A: Additional data tables
  • Appendix B: Positive predictive value of screening mammography
  • Appendix C: Classifications
    • Classification of population groups
    • Classification of cancer groups
  • Appendix D: Additional statistical methods
    • Correction for lead-time bias
    • Correction for screening selection bias
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications