S Ciatto

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  1. pmc Breast density as a determinant of interval cancer at mammographic screening
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale Volta 171, 50131 Firenze, Italy
    Br J Cancer 90:393-6. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Computer-assisted diagnosis (CAD) in mammography: comparison of diagnostic accuracy of a new algorithm (Cyclopus, Medicad) with two commercial systems
    S Ciatto
    Istituto Scientifico per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Radiol Med 114:626-35. 2009
  3. doi request reprint A first evaluation of breast radiological density assessment by QUANTRA software as compared to visual classification
    Stefano Ciatto
    UO Senologia Clinica e Screening Mammografico, Dipartimento di Radiodiagnostica, APSS, Trento, Italy
    Breast 21:503-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Proportional incidence and radiological review of large (T2+) breast cancers as surrogate indicators of screening programme performance
    S Ciatto
    UO Senologia Clinica e Screening Mammografico, Dipartimento di Radiodiagnostica, APSS, Trento, Italy
    Eur Radiol 22:1250-4. 2012
  5. pmc The overdiagnosis nightmare: a time for caution
    Stefano Ciatto
    Verona Local Health Unit Screening Programme, Marzana Hospital, Piazza R, 37142 Marzana Verona, Italy
    BMC Womens Health 9:34. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of breast cancer: an up-to-date synopsis and suggestions for the future
    Stefano Ciatto
    Consultant Breast Cancer Screening Programme Local Health Unit, Padua, Corte Cà Brusà 1G, Valeggio sul Mincio VR I 37067, Italy
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 7:31-2. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint [Interval cancers as indicators of performance in screening programmes]
    Stefano Ciatto
    Epidemiol Prev 32:93-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Evidence of interval cancer proportional incidence and review from mammography screening programs in Italy
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro Prevenzione Screening, ULSS, Padova, Italy
    Tumori 97:419-22. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Recommending mammography screening beyond 80 years of age: a time for caution
    Stefano Ciatto
    CSPO Istituto Scientifico per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A, Volta 171, 50131 Firenze, Italy
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 4:333-5. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Analysis of proportional incidence and review of interval cancer cases observed within the mammography screening programme in Trento province, Italy
    M Pellegrini
    UO Senologia Clinica e Screening Mammografico, Dipartimento di Radiodiagnostica, APSS, Trento, Italy
    Radiol Med 116:1217-25. 2011

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  1. pmc Breast density as a determinant of interval cancer at mammographic screening
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale Volta 171, 50131 Firenze, Italy
    Br J Cancer 90:393-6. 2004
    ..Special screening protocols (shorter rescreening interval, routine use of ultrasonography) might be suggested for these subjects in order to improve screening sensitivity and efficacy...
  2. doi request reprint Computer-assisted diagnosis (CAD) in mammography: comparison of diagnostic accuracy of a new algorithm (Cyclopus, Medicad) with two commercial systems
    S Ciatto
    Istituto Scientifico per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Radiol Med 114:626-35. 2009
    ..The study compares the diagnostic accuracy (correct identification of cancer) of a new computer-assisted diagnosis (CAD) system (Cyclopus) with two other commercial systems (R2 and CADx)...
  3. doi request reprint A first evaluation of breast radiological density assessment by QUANTRA software as compared to visual classification
    Stefano Ciatto
    UO Senologia Clinica e Screening Mammografico, Dipartimento di Radiodiagnostica, APSS, Trento, Italy
    Breast 21:503-6. 2012
    ..Thus far few studies have addressed the issue of adjusting computer assessed density to reproduce visual classification, and more similar comparative studies are needed...
  4. doi request reprint Proportional incidence and radiological review of large (T2+) breast cancers as surrogate indicators of screening programme performance
    S Ciatto
    UO Senologia Clinica e Screening Mammografico, Dipartimento di Radiodiagnostica, APSS, Trento, Italy
    Eur Radiol 22:1250-4. 2012
    ..g. interval cancer (IC) proportional incidence] allow timely monitoring of sensitivity and quality. This study explored measures using large (T2+) breast cancers as potential indicators of screening performance...
  5. pmc The overdiagnosis nightmare: a time for caution
    Stefano Ciatto
    Verona Local Health Unit Screening Programme, Marzana Hospital, Piazza R, 37142 Marzana Verona, Italy
    BMC Womens Health 9:34. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of breast cancer: an up-to-date synopsis and suggestions for the future
    Stefano Ciatto
    Consultant Breast Cancer Screening Programme Local Health Unit, Padua, Corte Cà Brusà 1G, Valeggio sul Mincio VR I 37067, Italy
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 7:31-2. 2011
    ..g., screening), which are still being developed and are yet to be fully understood...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Interval cancers as indicators of performance in screening programmes]
    Stefano Ciatto
    Epidemiol Prev 32:93-8. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Evidence of interval cancer proportional incidence and review from mammography screening programs in Italy
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro Prevenzione Screening, ULSS, Padova, Italy
    Tumori 97:419-22. 2011
    ..To summarize the existing evidence on the proportional incidence and review of interval cancers, as reported by Italian screening programs...
  9. doi request reprint Recommending mammography screening beyond 80 years of age: a time for caution
    Stefano Ciatto
    CSPO Istituto Scientifico per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A, Volta 171, 50131 Firenze, Italy
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 4:333-5. 2008
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Analysis of proportional incidence and review of interval cancer cases observed within the mammography screening programme in Trento province, Italy
    M Pellegrini
    UO Senologia Clinica e Screening Mammografico, Dipartimento di Radiodiagnostica, APSS, Trento, Italy
    Radiol Med 116:1217-25. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the mammography screening programme in Trento Province, Italy, by analysing the interval cancers (IC) observed from 2001 to 2008...
  11. pmc Sensitivity of latex agglutination faecal occult blood test in the Florence District population-based colorectal cancer screening programme
    G Castiglione
    Diagnostic Imaging Unit, CSPO, Viale A, Volta 171, Florence 50131, Italy
    Br J Cancer 96:1750-4. 2007
    ..Increasing screening sensitivity might be achieved if the detection rate of advanced adenomas could be increased without unacceptable loss in specificity...
  12. pmc Chest X-ray survey in the follow-up of breast cancer patients
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Br J Cancer 60:102-3. 1989
    ..Periodic CXR survey looks a very questionable policy as it does not seem to have any favourable impact on prognosis. Its routine use in breast cancer patients should thus be carefully reconsidered...
  13. doi request reprint Interobserver agreement in breast radiological density attribution according to BI-RADS quantitative classification
    D Bernardi
    U O Senologia Clinica e Screening Mammografico, Dipartimento di Radiodiagnostica, APSS Trento I, Viale Verona Centro per i Servizi Sanitari, Palazzina C, Piano Terrazza, 38100, Trento, Italy
    Radiol Med 117:519-28. 2012
    ..The authors sought to assess interobserver agreement in classifying mammography density according to quantitative Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) criteria...
  14. ncbi request reprint Screening history of incident cases of invasive carcinoma of the cervix. Florence district 1988-1989
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 79:311-3. 1993
    ..Immediate evaluation of the screening history of incident cases of cervicocarcinoma should be mandatory in any screening program...
  15. ncbi request reprint Benign breast surgical biopsies: are they always justified?
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 84:521-4. 1998
    ..To evaluate the indications for open surgical biopsy of breast lesions resulting in a benign histologic report...
  16. ncbi request reprint Training in colposcopy: experience with a videocolposcopy test
    S Cecchini
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 83:650-2. 1997
    ..Tape-recorded videocolposcopy tests are a good, simple, practical and inexpensive method for interobserver quality control of colposcopic performance...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hemoccult sensitivity estimate in a screening program for colorectal cancer in the Province of Florence
    G Castiglione
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 77:243-5. 1991
    ..Screening every year would achieve too limited an increase in sensitivity, compared to biennal screening, to be worth the difficulties of doubling organizational efforts and costs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Time trends of benign/malignant breast biopsy ratios a multicenter Italian study
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 82:325-8. 1996
    ..Acceptable (< 40 = 5, 40-49 = 1.5, 50-59 = 0.75, > 59 = 0.3) and desirable (2.5, 0.75, 0.35, 0.15) age specific reference standards for B/M are proposed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Determinants of non-attendance to mammographic screening. Analysis of a population sample of the screening program in the District of Florence
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 78:22-5. 1992
    ..This might be regarded as unacceptable and however would involve high costs and a major organization effort...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparing two modalities of management of women with cytologic evidence of squamous or glandular atypia: early repeat cytology or colposcopy
    S Cecchini
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 83:732-4. 1997
    ..The policy of repeat smear was more cost-effective than immediate colposcopy. According to such results, the protocol of the Florence screening program has been modified since October 1996...
  21. ncbi request reprint Male breast carcinoma: review of a multicenter series of 150 cases. Coordinating Center and Writing Committee of FONCAM (National Task Force for Breast Cancer), Italy
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 76:555-8. 1990
    ..No evidence was found which may justify a different diagnostic or therapeutic approach with respect to female breast cancer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer screening: the problem of overdiagnosis and lessons to be learned from breast cancer screening
    S Ciatto
    Centro Studio Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta, 171 I 50131, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 36:1347-50. 2000
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Response of primary breast cancer to tamoxifen alone in elderly women
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 77:328-30. 1991
    ..The present study does not support primary hormone therapy as a current alternative to surgery, which should be the standard treatment in otherwise healthy elderly patients with operable breast cancer...
  24. ncbi request reprint The role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the differential diagnosis of suspected breast cancer local recurrences
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 76:225-6. 1990
    ..96 and 0.97, respectively. The routine use of FNAC is recommended since it helps in the differential diagnosis of suspicious cases and may bypass surgical biopsy of positive cases not eligible for surgical treatment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Telethermography and breast cancer risk prediction
    S Ciatto
    , Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 75:110-2. 1989
    ..Thus thermography did not show any practical role as a breast cancer risk indicator. Possible biases affecting previous reports suggesting the use of thermography as a breast cancer risk indicator are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Performance of fine-needle aspiration cytology of the breast-multicenter study of 23,063 aspirates in ten Italian laboratories
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 81:13-7. 1995
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Although centers scored, on average, well within standards recommended by national authorities, this study suggests the opportunity of interlaboratory quality control to achieve more homogeneous criteria...
  27. pmc Application of breast tomosynthesis in screening: incremental effect on mammography acquisition and reading time
    D Bernardi
    U O Senologia Clinica e Screening Mammografico, Dipartimento di Radiodiagnostica, APSS, Trento, Italy
    Br J Radiol 85:e1174-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to supplement the paucity of information available on logistical aspects of the application of three-dimensional (3D) mammography in breast screening...
  28. ncbi request reprint Fine needle aspiration cytology and breast cancer diagnosis
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 75:280-3. 1989
    ..FNAC was found to be a useful diagnostic tool for BC diagnosis, and proper training of the highest number of operators is recommended to allow the widest diffusion of this diagnostic technique...
  29. ncbi request reprint "T" category and operable breast cancer prognosis
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 75:18-22. 1989
    ..86, 0.76 and 0.73 in N- and 0.73, 0.56 and 0.35 in N+ subgroups respectively. T category should be carefully considered not only in deciding the extent of surgical excision but also in planning adjuvant postoperative treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint An attempt to increase compliance to cervical cancer screening through general practitioners
    S Cecchini
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 75:615-8. 1989
    ..Compliance to cervical cancer screening may be increased by promoting GPs cooperation but the benefit is limited. Mailing lists of non responders was found the most cost effective policy in this study...
  31. ncbi request reprint Attendance to a screening program for cervical cancer in the city of Florence
    S Ciatto
    Centro Studio Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 77:252-6. 1991
    ..Improving knowledge about the purpose of the Pap test should be the main goal of any action aimed to improve screening attendance...
  32. ncbi request reprint Prognostic impact of early detection of contralateral primary breast cancer
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 76:370-3. 1990
    ..The occurrence of a second primary breast cancer seems to be an indicator rather than a determinant of a worse prognosis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Specific features of the Italian section of the ERSPC
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e lo Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    BJU Int 92:30-2. 2003
  34. ncbi request reprint Hysteroscopy and endometrial cancer diagnosis: a review of 2007 consecutive examinations in self-referred patients
    A Iossa
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 77:479-83. 1991
    ..These procedures are safe and accurate and rule out more aggressive and costly procedures, such as dilatation and curettage, in most cases...
  35. ncbi request reprint Is breast cancer ever cured? Follow-up study of 5623 breast cancer patients
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 77:465-7. 1991
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint The ERSPC Quality Control Committee
    S Ciatto
    Department of Diagnostic Medical Imaging, CSPO, Firenze, Italy
    BJU Int 92:57-61. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint The risk of breast cancer subsequent to histologic diagnosis of benign intraductal papilloma follow-up study of 339 cases
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Tumori 77:41-3. 1991
    ..All breast cancers observed occurred in the same breast as the papilloma. Women in whom a benign intraductal papilloma has been excised should be carefully followed since they at are higher risk for ipsilateral breast cancer...
  38. pmc Association of FOBT-assessed faecal Hb content with colonic lesions detected in the Florence screening programme
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale Volta 171, 50131 Firenze, Italy
    Br J Cancer 96:218-21. 2007
    ..7%) and a high positive predictive value (41.5%). Faecal Hb content is significantly higher for those lesions (cancer and high-risk adenomas) screening is aimed at detecting...
  39. pmc Prediction of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in cytologically normal women by human papillomavirus testing
    F Carozzi
    Cytology Unit, Centre for Cancer Study and Prevention CSPO, Firenze, Italy
    Br J Cancer 83:1462-7. 2000
    ..They also suggest that testing women negative for high-risk HPV at longer interval and strictly following-up women who are HPV positive could be an effective strategy for cervical cancer screening...
  40. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the results of a proficiency test in screening mammography at the CSPO of Florence: review of 705 tests
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, I 50131, Firenze, Italy
    Radiol Med 111:797-803. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a sample of Italian radiologists undergoing a proficiency test of screening mammography...
  41. ncbi request reprint A methodology to evaluate differential costs of full field digital as compared to conventional screen film mammography in a clinical setting
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A, Volta 171, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 57:69-75. 2006
    ..The present study, performed at the Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica of Florence, using both FFDM and SFM, was aimed at estimating the impact of introducing the new FFDM technique on overall mammography costs...
  42. pmc Surveillance for endometrial cancer with transvaginal ultrasonography of breast cancer patients under tamoxifen treatment
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Br J Cancer 88:1175-9. 2003
    ..100, 81.6 or 91.6%; spec.=22.8, 40.4, or 56.7%). Breast cancer patients under tamoxifen might be selected for further invasive assessment on the basis of AUB and endometrial thickness assessed at TVUS...
  43. ncbi request reprint Full-field digital versus screen-film mammography: comparative accuracy in concurrent screening cohorts
    Marco Rosselli Del Turco
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Florence, Italy
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:860-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of digital mammography with that of screen-film mammography in concurrent cohorts participating in the same population-based screening program...
  44. pmc Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and higher long term risk of cancer
    Guglielmo Ronco
    BMJ 335:1053-4. 2007
  45. ncbi request reprint Does computer-aided detection (CAD) contribute to the performance of digital mammography in a self-referred population?
    Beniamino Brancato
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Tuscany Cancer Institute, 50131, Florence, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 111:373-6. 2008
    ..We report a retrospective study of the incremental effect of CAD on the accuracy of full-field digital mammography (DM) as applied prospectively in breast assessment...
  46. ncbi request reprint Large-scale randomized prostate cancer screening trials: program performances in the European Randomized Screening for Prostate Cancer trial and the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovary cancer trial
    Harry J de Koning
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 97:237-44. 2002
    ..The differences between countries seem to reflect both underlying prostate cancer incidence and screening policy. The trials have the power to show definitive results in 2005-2008...
  47. ncbi request reprint Interval breast cancers in screening: the effect of mammography review method on classification
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 5131, Florence, Italy
    Breast 16:646-52. 2007
    ..Due to expected variability, review methods need standardisation to improve screening quality. Our data support blinded review of IC in mammography screening...
  48. doi request reprint Breast screening with ultrasound in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: evidence on incremental cancer detection and false positives, and associated cost
    Vittorio Corsetti
    Ambulatori Oncologici Raphael, Cooperativa Sociale O N L U S, Calcinato BS, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:539-44. 2008
    ..We evaluated the contribution of ultrasound (US) in detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts and negative mammograms...
  49. ncbi request reprint Current cancer profiles of the Italian regions: should cancer incidence be monitored at a national level?
    Stefano Ciatto
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, CSPO, Istituto per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 93:529-31. 2007
  50. ncbi request reprint Negligible advantages and excess costs of routine addition of breast ultrasonography to mammography in dense breasts
    Beniamino Brancato
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 93:562-6. 2007
    ..To assess the role of breast ultrasonography as a complement to negative mammography in radiologically dense breasts...
  51. ncbi request reprint PSA use and incidence of prostate biopsy in the Tuscany region: is opportunistic screening discounting biopsy in subjects with PSA elevation?
    Stefano Ciatto
    CSPO, Istituto Scientifico per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 94:518-22. 2008
    ..To assess PSA use in the general population and estimate biopsy rate subsequent to opportunistic screening...
  52. doi request reprint Ultrasound and mammography for breast cancer screening
    Nehmat Houssami
    JAMA 300:1514-5; author reply 1515. 2008
  53. ncbi request reprint Increasing trends of cervical adenocarcinoma incidence in Central Italy despite Extensive Screening Programme, 1985-2000
    Carmen B Visioli
    Descriptive and Epidemiological Unit, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Via di San Salvi, 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Cancer Detect Prev 28:461-4. 2004
    ..The burden of cervical cancers might increase in the future if no specific preventive strategies for adenocarcinoma are implemented...
  54. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of percutaneous core biopsy of isolated breast microcalcifications identified by mammography. Experience with a vacuum-assisted large-core biopsy device
    Daniela Ambrogetti
    Angiografia Radiologia Interventistica, Istituto Anatomia Patologica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Radiol Med 106:313-9. 2003
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 11-G vacuum-assisted stereotactic core biopsy (VAB) of isolated clusters of microcalcifications identified by mammography...
  55. ncbi request reprint Computer-aided screening mammography
    Stefano Ciatto
    N Engl J Med 357:83; author reply 85. 2007
  56. ncbi request reprint [Recommendations of a national Italian consensus conference on the opportunity of extending screening service by mammography to 40-49 and 70-74 years of age women]
    Vito Distante
    SOD Chirurgia generale II, AO universitaria, Careggi, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 31:15-22. 2007
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Role of double-contrast barium enema in colorectal cancer screening based on fecal occult blood
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Scientific Institute of Tuscany Region, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 88:95-8. 2002
    ..The present study evaluated the contribution of double-contrast barium enema in detecting neoplastic lesions of the colon in fecal occult-blood-positive subjects with incomplete colonoscopy...
  58. ncbi request reprint Determining overdiagnosis by screening with DRE/TRUS or PSA (Florence pilot studies, 1991-1994)
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:411-5. 2005
    ..23 in subjects excluded from invitation due to previous cancer or major illness (95%CI=0.8-1.5). A 66% excess incidence rate was observed in the screened subjects over a 9-year period, confirming previous estimates of overdiagnosis...
  59. ncbi request reprint Comparison of standard reading and computer aided detection (CAD) on a national proficiency test of screening mammography
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, I 50131 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 45:135-8. 2003
    ..To evaluate the role of computer aided detection (CAD) in improving the interpretation of screening mammograms..
  60. ncbi request reprint Persistent human papilloma virus infection as an indicator of risk of recurrence of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia treated by the loop electrosurgical excision procedure
    Silvia Cecchini
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 90:225-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate the recurrence rate of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) treated by the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) according to the persistence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection...
  61. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two commercial systems for computer-assisted detection (CAD) as an aid to interpreting screening mammograms
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Radiol Med 107:480-8. 2004
    ..To compare the diagnostic accuracy of two commercial CAD systems (CADx and R2) and their impact as an aid to conventional reading of screening mammograms...
  62. pmc Reliability of PSA testing remains unclear
    Stefano Ciatto
    BMJ 327:750. 2003
  63. ncbi request reprint Comparison of standard reading and computer aided diagnosis (CAD) on a proficiency test of screening mammography
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Radiol Med 106:59-65. 2003
    ..To evaluate the role of computer aided diagnosis (CAD) to improve screening mammograms interpretation...
  64. ncbi request reprint A feasibility study of the use of the AutoPap screening system as a primary screening and location-guided rescreening device
    Massimo Confortini
    Cytology Unit, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Cancer 99:129-34. 2003
    ..Burlington, NC) is an automated device that was designed to screen conventionally prepared cervical smears and, more recently, thin-layer slide preparations. The system has been tested in large clinical trials...
  65. ncbi request reprint Mammography screening in elderly women: efficacy and cost-effectiveness
    Marco Zappa
    Descriptive and Epidemiological Unit, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Scientific Institute of Tuscany Region, Via di San Salvi, 12, 50135, Florence, Italy
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 46:235-9. 2003
    ..Over the age of 74 years, encouraging individualized decisions may be more appropriate and may indicate further screening for those subjects for whom the potential benefit outweighs the potential negative effects...
  66. ncbi request reprint Quality assessment of the mammographic screening programme in the Azienda Sanitaria locale Provincia Milano 1 -- analysis of interval cancers and discussion of possible causes of diagnostic error
    Rossella Burani
    Azienda Sanitaria Locale Provincia Milano, Milan
    Radiol Med 109:260-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate the sensitivity of the mammographic screening programme and the causes of diagnostic fault in cases surfacing as interval cancers...
  67. ncbi request reprint Role of multimedial diagnosis of breast cancer in women below 36 year of age
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Radiol Med 109:321-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the sensitivity for breast cancer of different diagnostic tests performed in a consecutive series of women aged under 36 years...
  68. ncbi request reprint Conventional versus digital mammography in the analysis of screen-detected lesions with low positive predictive value
    Rita Bonardi
    Screening Unit, Centre for Study and Cancer Prevention CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 55:258-63. 2005
    ..To compare the performance of screen-film and digital mammography in the assessment of screen-detected breast lesions...
  69. ncbi request reprint Breast imaging and needle biopsy in women with clinically evident breast cancer: does combined imaging change overall diagnostic sensitivity?
    Stefano Ciatto
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica CSPO, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Florence, Italy
    Breast 16:382-6. 2007
    ..1% where combined imaging is included into the diagnostic pathway. This is largely due to needle biopsy identifying most cancers missed on single imaging thus negating the effect of additional imaging on overall sensitivity...
  70. ncbi request reprint Reliability of sparing Papanicolaou test conventional reading in cases reported as No Further Review at AutoPap-assisted cytological screening: survey of 30,658 cases with follow-up cytological screening
    Grazia Maria Troni
    Istituto Scientifico Prevenzione Oncologica CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Cancer 111:93-8. 2007
    ..AutoPap-assisted smear reading has been proposed prior to conventional manual reading; the latter may be unnecessary for cases reported as No Further Review (NFR) and would be required for cases reported as Review (REV)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Radiological surveillance of interval breast cancers in screening programmes
    Nehmat Houssami
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 7:259-65. 2006
    ..Standardised radiological surveillance of interval cancers might allow within-programme comparisons and has the potential to guide practice and improve quality...
  72. ncbi request reprint Quality control of the autopap screening system employed as a primary screening device: rapid review of smears coded as no further review
    Paolo Bulgaresi
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 92:276-8. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of rapid review of all smears coded as "no further review" (NFR) by the AutoPap system as a quality control procedure...
  73. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer specific mortality in the Florence screening pilot study cohort 1992-1993
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 42:1858-62. 2006
    ..99; 95% CI=0.69-1.37). This finding might suggest a screening effect, but might also be ascribed to an healthy screening effect, and cannot be assumed as a reliable evidence of screening efficacy...
  74. ncbi request reprint Questioning minimum screening mammography reading workload, and MRI assessment of breast microcalcifications
    Stefano Ciatto
    Breast 15:461-3. 2006
  75. ncbi request reprint Quality control of mammography screening in the Veneto Region. Evaluation of four programs at a local health unit level--analysis of the frequency and diagnostic pattern of interval cancers
    Marcello Vettorazzi
    Registro Tumori Veneto, Padova, Italy
    Tumori 92:1-5. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of the mammography screening program in four Local Health Units (ASL) and the possible causes of diagnostic error in cases further surfacing as interval cancers...
  76. ncbi request reprint Detection rates of high-grade prostate cancer during subsequent screening visits. Results of the European Randomized Screening Study for Prostate Cancer
    Theodorus H van der Kwast
    Department of Pathology and Urology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Centro per la Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, University of Florence, Italy
    Int J Cancer 118:2538-42. 2006
    ..e. 507/10,000 men). Variations in detection rates among screening centers related among others to biopsy compliance and age range...
  77. ncbi request reprint [Prostate-specific antigen: appropriate and inappropriate use]
    Stefano Ciatto
    U O Diagnostica per Immagini, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Universita, Firenze
    Recenti Prog Med 94:95-8. 2003
    ..If opportunistic screening can not be avoided, we should at least avoid too an aggressive diagnostic approach (e.g. random biopsy for borderline [4-10 ng/ml] PSA values)...