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Saving women’s lives : strategies for improving breast cancer detection and diagnosis / Committee on New Approaches to Early Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer, National Cancer Policy Board, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs Division ; Janet E. Joy, Edward E. Penhoet, and Diana B. Petitti, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-09213-2 (hardcover)

1. Breast—Cancer—Diagnosis. 2. Breast—Cancer—Government policy—United States. 3. Breast—Cancer—Prevention. 4. Medical screening.

[DNLM: 1. Breast Neoplasms—diagnosis. 2. Mammography. 3. Mass Screening. 4. Research. WP 870 S267 2004] I. Joy, Janet E. (Janet Elizabeth), 1953- II. Penhoet, Edward E. III. Petitti, Diana B. IV. National Cancer Policy Board (U.S.). Committee on New Approaches to Early Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer. V. National Research Council (U.S.). Policy and Global Affairs. VI. National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy.

RC280.B8S28 2004

616.99′449075—dc22

2004022343

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