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Roc Analysis of Mammography Alone and in Combination with Clinical Palpation for Breast Cancer Screening

  • J. K. Gohagan
  • E. L. Spitznagel
  • M. M. McCrate
  • T. B. Frank
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

Relative operating characteristic curves (ROCs) for mammography and clinical palpation individually and in combination are generated using screening data from Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (BCDDP) No. 25. Comparative analysis of the ROCs illustrates the clear superiority of mammography over clinical palpation as an individual screening modality as well as the further superiority of the combined use of both modalities.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Screen Optimal Operating Point Standard Data Form Clinical Palpation Clinical Decision Analysis 
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© Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Gohagan
    • 1
  • E. L. Spitznagel
    • 1
  • M. M. McCrate
    • 1
  • T. B. Frank
    • 1
  1. 1.Devision of Health Care Research, Department of Preventive MedicineWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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