Entwicklung, durchführung und evaluation von programmen zur krebsfrüherkennung ein positionspapier

Translated title of the contribution: Planning, implementation and evaluation of cancer screening programs

Klaus Giersiepen, Hans Werner Hense, Stefanie J. Klug, Gerd Antes, Hajo Zeeb

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Members of the Cancer Epidemiology Work Group within the German Epidemiology Society and Dr Antes of the German Cochrane Center will present a review of the epidemiological aspects of cancer screening programs. Prior to the implementation of a cancer screening program, there should be clear evidence from randomized controlled trials showing a disease-specific mortality reduction by screening. For target entities with the potential to reduce incident invasive cancers - such as cervical and colorectal cancer - the search of evidence should also include cancer incidence reduction. Monitoring of the screening program is essential and should include: the test, the assessment of test-positives, therapy or other interventions, and a cause of death evaluation. It is important to show that the benefit of a mortality reduction is not outweighed by adverse screening effects. In the past, German cancer screening activities were lacking essential components of screening programs like a central unit inviting the target population, standardized documentation and reporting as well as independent audits. The new Mammography Screening Program for the first time offers a screening test in Germany that is embedded in a quality monitoring program evaluating at least intermediate outcome parameters.

Translated title of the contributionPlanning, implementation and evaluation of cancer screening programs
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Arztliche Fortbildung und Qualitatssicherung
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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