TABLE 3-1. Search Results for Reports of Breast Cancer Research for 1994 and 1995

Content

1994

1995

1994 and 1995 Combined

Total number of abstracts searched

2,573

1,643

4,216

B =

Basic genetic, cellular, and molecular studies relevant to the origin and progression of breast cancer

1,245 (48%)

839 (51%)

2,084 (49%)

R =

Risk factors, endogenous and exogenous: studies of their molecular mechanisms

338 (13%)

200 (12%)

538 (13%)

E =

Epidemiological studies of risk factors, progression, and outcome

463 (18%)

276 (17%)

739 (17%)

D =

Detection, diagnosis, prevention, treatment: clinical studies (excluding imaging studies)

1,459 (57%)

915 (56%)

2,374 (56%)

M =

Mammography: studies of effectiveness and innovation in breast imaging technology, including databases

283 (11%)

198 (12%)

481 (11%)

P =

Psychosocial: studies of psychosocial factors, quality of life, and clinical outcomes

128 (5%)

79 (5%)

207 (5%)

H =

Health care delivery: studies of effectiveness and innovation in providing diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.

3 (0.1%)

0 (0%)

3 (0.07%)

NOTE: Search terms (English only) used: "breast cancer" and B=gene* or cell*; R=risk factor*; E=epidemiol*; D=detection or diagnos* or treat* or prevent* (not imaging), M=mammogra* or imaging; P=psychosocial or quality of life or behavior*; and H=health care delivery (* indicates truncation).

a There was extensive overlap of the abstracts during categorization. The numbers of abstracts cited in each of the content categories were assessed independently of other categories and will not add to 2,574 and 1,643, respectively (or 100%).

SOURCE: Medline SilverPlatter.



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