CIM Seminar with Lauri Viitasaari

  • Date: –13:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Å4004
  • Lecturer: Lauri Viitasaari
  • Contact person: Ekaterina Toropova
  • Seminarium

Title: Flexible transition probability model for assessing cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening

Abstract: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Western women. Fortunately, organized screening has reduced breast cancer mortality and, consequently, the European Union has recommended screening with mammography for 50–69-year-old women. Recently it has been considered whether screening should be extended for 45–49- and 70–74-year-old women. In this talk we propose a new approach based on flexible stage distribution model to assess the cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening under different screening strategies. We analyze the effects of possibly extending screening for 45–49- and 70–74-year-old women. Our study is based on the Finnish data, provided by the Finnish Cancer Registry.


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