Breast Cancer Tumors Grow Faster In Younger Women

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 07:21 in Health & Medicine

A new approach to estimating tumor growth has been developed based on breast screening results from almost 400,000 women. This new model can also estimate the proportion of breast cancers which are detected at screening (screen test sensitivity). It provides a new approach to simultaneously estimating the growth rate of breast cancer and the ability of mammography screening to detect tumors.

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