Volume 6 Supplement 1

Symposium Mammographicum 2004

Open Access

Reclassification of interval cancers and implications for disclosure of audit

  • AE Turnbull1 and
  • MJC Bagnall1
Breast Cancer Research20046(Suppl 1):P61

https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr880

Published: 14 July 2004

Draft guidelines have been circulated on disclosure of interval breast cancer audit, and interval cancer classification will be modified [1].

Blinded review and reclassification of interval cancers to the Southern Derby Breast Screening Programme from 1989 to 2002 was carried out.

Wording of the new classification places fewer cases in 'suspicious features' than were previously in 'false negative'. The results and implications for disclosure of audit are discussed.

Table 1

 

New classification

Old classification

True

245

245

Occult

40

40

Unclassifiable

35

35

Suspicious features/false negative

20

54

Uncertain/minimal signs

130

96

Total

470

470

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Southern Derby Breast Screening Service

References

  1. Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group Working Party: Guidelines on the Audit of Interval Breast Cancers and the Disclosure of Results, 3rd draft. 2003, London: Royal College of RadiologistsGoogle Scholar

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© BioMed Central 2004

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