The Texas Breast Screening Project: Part I. Mammographic and clinical results.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The 1987 Texas Breast Screening Project was designed to educate women about the benefits and safety of mammographic screening. During the 2-week promotion, 109,339 women called toll-free telephone numbers to inquire about the program, and 64,459 (65%) of 99,650 eligible callers had $50 mammograms at 306 participating community radiology centers. Biopsies were obtained for 1,122 women (1.7% of those screened), and the ratio of benign to malignant biopsy results was 4.2:1. Among the women having biopsies, 214 cancers were found (3.3 cancers per 1,000 women screened). Forty-seven percent of the tumors were not palpable, 80% were smaller than 2 cm, and 72% were clinicopathologic stage 0 or I. These results show that women will respond to an invitation to attend mammographic screening, and that community radiology centers can detect large numbers of early, curable breast cancers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Peters, GN; Vogel, VG; Evans, WP; Bondy, M; Halabi, S; Lord, J; Laville, EA

Published Date

  • April 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 385 - 390

PubMed ID

  • 8465213

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-199304000-00003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States