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Evaluation of cancer screening

Principal   researchers:

Prof.   Anssi Auvinen, prof. Nea Malila, Dr Ahti Anttila, prof. emeritus Matti Hakama

Brief description:

Finland has a tradition of excellence in cancer screening. Screening programs   for cervical and breast cancers were introduced early at population level. Screening   for colorectal cancer was started gradually from 2004 incorporating a   randomized design for evaluation. A large randomised screening trial for prostate   cancer was carried out in 1996-2007 in collaboration with several other   European centres (www.erspc.org). These projects are aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of screening,   as well as validity of the screening tests programmes. Costs and quality of   life effects are also analysed. Natural history of disease is assessed using   stochastic models.

Several PhD dissertations have been completed on cancer screening,   including Tuomas Kilpeläinen (http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/66964), Tytti   Sarkeala (http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/67841), Liisa Määttänen (http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/67750) and Tuukka Mäkinen (http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/67896)

Collaborators: prof. Tony Hsiu-His Chen, prof. Fritz Schröder, prof.   Jonas Hugosson, prof. Teuvo Tammela, prof. Johanna Schleutker, prof.   Ulf-Håkan Stenman

Main   sources of funding:

Academy of Finland, Cancer   Society of Finland

 
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