A Anttila

Summary

Affiliation: Finnish Cancer Registry
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Women's knowledge about cervical cancer risk factors, screening, and reasons for non-participation in cervical cancer screening programme in Estonia
    Alice Kivistik
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Estonia
    BMC Womens Health 11:43. 2011
  2. pmc Use of private gynaecologist does not relate to better prevention outcomes - an ecological analysis from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, P, O, Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:27. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among Finnish workers exposed to aromatic hydrocarbons
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 71:187-93. 1998
  4. pmc Impacts of the Finnish service screening programme on breast cancer rates
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 8:38. 2008
  5. pmc Alternative technologies in cervical cancer screening: a randomised evaluation trial
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Liisankatu 21 B, FI 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 6:252. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Cervical cancer screening policies and coverage in Europe
    Ahti Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FIN 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 45:2649-58. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Cervical cancer screening programme in Finland with an example on implementing alternative screening methods
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Coll Antropol 31:17-22. 2007
  8. pmc Rate of cervical cancer, severe intraepithelial neoplasia, and adenocarcinoma in situ in primary HPV DNA screening with cytology triage: randomised study within organised screening programme
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry of the Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FIN 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 340:c1804. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Cervical cancer patterns with automation-assisted and conventional cytological screening: a randomized study
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 128:1204-12. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Programme sensitivity and effectiveness of mammography service screening in Helsinki, Finland
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Screen 9:153-8. 2002

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  1. pmc Women's knowledge about cervical cancer risk factors, screening, and reasons for non-participation in cervical cancer screening programme in Estonia
    Alice Kivistik
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Estonia
    BMC Womens Health 11:43. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc Use of private gynaecologist does not relate to better prevention outcomes - an ecological analysis from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, P, O, Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:27. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether visits to private gynaecologists correlate with better health outcomes and worse participation in organised screening for cancer programs...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among Finnish workers exposed to aromatic hydrocarbons
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 71:187-93. 1998
    ..To assess whether occupational exposure to aromatic hydrocarbons increases carcinogenic risk...
  4. pmc Impacts of the Finnish service screening programme on breast cancer rates
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 8:38. 2008
    ..The programme has been historically targeted to a rather narrow age band, mainly women of ages 50-59 years...
  5. pmc Alternative technologies in cervical cancer screening: a randomised evaluation trial
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Liisankatu 21 B, FI 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 6:252. 2006
    ..A substantial amount of deaths from the disease could be prevented further by organised screening programmes or improving currently running programmes...
  6. doi request reprint Cervical cancer screening policies and coverage in Europe
    Ahti Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FIN 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 45:2649-58. 2009
    ..Decision-makers and health service providers should consider stronger measures or incentives in order to improve cervical cancer control in Europe...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cervical cancer screening programme in Finland with an example on implementing alternative screening methods
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Coll Antropol 31:17-22. 2007
    ..g., screening intervals by age groups, and starting and stopping ages). We propose speeding up the use of modern technological alternatives in organised screening programmes...
  8. pmc Rate of cervical cancer, severe intraepithelial neoplasia, and adenocarcinoma in situ in primary HPV DNA screening with cytology triage: randomised study within organised screening programme
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry of the Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FIN 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 340:c1804. 2010
    ..To assess the performance and impact of primary human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA screening with cytology triage compared with conventional cytology on cervical cancer and severe pre-cancerous lesions...
  9. doi request reprint Cervical cancer patterns with automation-assisted and conventional cytological screening: a randomized study
    Ahti Anttila
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 128:1204-12. 2011
    ..Evidence on alternative methods for cervical cancer screening is increasing and it is thus feasible to evaluate new methods in large-scale population-based screening programs up to cancer outcome...
  10. ncbi request reprint Programme sensitivity and effectiveness of mammography service screening in Helsinki, Finland
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Screen 9:153-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of mammography service screening...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of organised screening on cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Finland, 1963-1995: recent increase in cervical cancer incidence
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 83:59-65. 1999
    ..Expanding the coverage of and attendance in the pap-screening programme among women in young target ages would still be effective. Increasing emphasis on quality assessment in screening is also needed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Update of cancer incidence among workers at a copper/nickel smelter and nickel refinery
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 71:245-50. 1998
    ..To assess cancer risk among nickel-exposed workers...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cervical cancer screening programme in Finland
    A Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Liisankatu 21B, FIN 00170, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 36:2209-14. 2000
    ..By introducing modern screening technologies and more systematic quality control activities in the programme, and by expanding the coverage and compliance we expect to further increase the impact of the programme...
  14. ncbi request reprint Validity of process indicators of screening for breast cancer to predict mortality reduction
    T Sarkeala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Liisankatu 21 B, FIN 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Screen 12:33-7. 2005
    ..The specific criteria of the European Community on stage distribution, rates of screen-detected cancers by stage and detection rate to background incidence may need reconsideration...
  15. ncbi request reprint Service screening mammography reduces breast cancer mortality among elderly women in Turku
    I Parvinen
    Finnish National Fund for Research and Development, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Screen 13:34-40. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effects of service screening mammography on breast carcinoma incidence and refined mortality among women aged 55-69 at entry in three cities employing different screening policies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prospects for phase III-IV HPV vaccination trials in the Nordic countries and in Estonia
    M Lehtinen
    National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Virol 19:113-22. 2000
    ..Mass-screening programmes exist in all Nordic countries, but not in Estonia...
  17. pmc Type- and age-specific distribution of human papillomavirus in women attending cervical cancer screening in Finland
    M K Leinonen
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FI 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 109:2941-50. 2013
    ..Large-scale data on type-specific HPV prevalences and disease burden are needed to monitor the impact of HPV vaccination and to plan for HPV-based cervical screening...
  18. doi request reprint Large performance variation does not affect outcome in the Finnish cervical cancer screening programme
    S Lönnberg
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Cytopathology 23:172-80. 2012
    ....
  19. pmc Breast cancer mortality with varying invitational policies in organised mammography
    T Sarkeala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 98:641-5. 2008
    ..The study confirms a reduction by screening of breast cancer mortality in Finland. Uniform extension of invitations to 60-69 years of age would increase the number of prevented breast cancer deaths among the elderly...
  20. pmc Routine cervical screening with primary HPV testing and cytology triage protocol in a randomised setting
    L Kotaniemi-Talonen
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Liisankatu 21 B, FI 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 93:862-7. 2005
    ..With cytology triage, the specificity improves to the level of conventional cytology...
  21. ncbi request reprint Organised vs. spontaneous Pap-smear screening for cervical cancer: A case-control study
    P Nieminen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 83:55-8. 1999
    ..Our results indicate that the substantial decrease in the incidence of and mortality due to cervical cancer in Finland is mainly due to the organised mass-screening...
  22. ncbi request reprint Process indicators from ten centres in the Finnish breast cancer screening programme from 1991 to 2000
    T Sarkeala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Liisankatu 21 B, Helsinki 00170
    Eur J Cancer 40:2116-25. 2004
    ..However, the variation in PPVs was wide, as has been seen for other European mammography programmes, indicating meaningful differences in diagnostic criteria and potential adverse effects...
  23. doi request reprint Description of the national situation of cervical cancer screening in the member states of the European Union
    Ahti Anttila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FIN 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 45:2685-708. 2009
    ..The brief national descriptions along with up-dated information on the recent references are available from all but one member states...
  24. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement project in cervical cancer screening: practical measures for monitoring laboratory performance
    Jussi Tarkkanen
    Department of Pathology, Haartman Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:82-8. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Psychological risk factors of incidence of breast cancer: a prospective cohort study in Finland
    A R Aro
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 35:1515-21. 2005
    ..Belief that depression and other psychological factors predict breast cancer is common, but there have been few prospective epidemiological studies on this relationship...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reduced fertility among female wood workers exposed to formaldehyde
    H K Taskinen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Occupational Medicine, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Ind Med 36:206-12. 1999
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate whether exposure to formaldehyde, organic solvents or other chemicals in the wood-processing industry affects the fertility of women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Organised mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality: a cohort study from Finland
    Tytti Sarkeala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 122:614-9. 2008
    ..The relationship between the estimates of process and outcome of mammography is not yet straightforward: effectiveness and efficacy remain the best estimates for evaluating the success of mammography screening...
  28. ncbi request reprint Introducing HPV screening: challenges and fallacies
    Pekka Nieminen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jorvi Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:1416-8. 2007
  29. doi request reprint Coverage and performance of colorectal cancer screening with the faecal occult blood test in Finland
    Nea Malila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FIN 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Screen 18:18-23. 2011
    ..This report presents coverage and performance of organized screening among the general population in Finland...
  30. doi request reprint Low proportion of false-negative smears in the Finnish program for cervical cancer screening
    Stefan Lönnberg
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:381-7. 2010
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Age-specific evaluation of primary human papillomavirus screening vs conventional cytology in a randomized setting
    Maarit Leinonen
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FI 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1612-23. 2009
    ..We compared the age-specific performance of primary HPV DNA screening with that of conventional cytology screening in the setting of an organized population-based cervical cancer screening program in Finland...
  32. doi request reprint Self-sampling versus reminder letter: effects on cervical cancer screening attendance and coverage in Finland
    Anni Virtanen
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 128:2681-7. 2011
    ..Self-sampling might be slightly more successful in this, but the effects on screening coverage were similar in both groups...
  33. doi request reprint Prevalence of oncogenic human papillomavirus infection in an organised screening population in Finland
    Maarit Leinonen
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu 9, FI 00130 Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 123:1344-9. 2008
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Screening with a primary human papillomavirus test does not increase detection of cervical cancer and intraepithelial neoplasia 3
    Laura Kotaniemi-Talonen
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Liisankatu 21 B, FI 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 44:565-71. 2008
    ..To determine cross-sectional validity of primary human papillomavirus (HPV) screening in comparison to cytological screening...
  35. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening in Finland: details of the national screening programme implemented in Autumn 2004
    Nea Malila
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Screen 12:28-32. 2005
    ..It allows unbiased research data to be collected while introducing the programme and may set an example for the introduction of all national screening programmes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of different phases of an invitational screening program on breast cancer incidence
    Johanna Seppänen
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 119:920-4. 2006
    ..2% if the program was continued up to age 59, and 28.0% if it continued up to age 69. Corresponding figures for nonlocalized cancers were decreases of 19.8% and 20.9%, respectively...
  37. ncbi request reprint A randomised public-health trial on automation-assisted screening for cervical cancer in Finland: performance with 470,000 invitations
    Pekka Nieminen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 115:307-11. 2005
    ..A similar evaluation design is feasible to any other major or competing modification of the screening test or other element in the programme...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Screening of colorectal cancer in Finland and analysis of its cost-effectiveness]
    Nea Malila
    Suomen Syöpärekisteri Liisankatu 21 B, 00170 Helsinki
    Duodecim 119:1115-23. 2003
  39. doi request reprint Test positivity cutoff level of a high risk human papillomavirus test could be increased in routine cervical cancer screening
    Laura Kotaniemi-Talonen
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 123:2902-6. 2008
    ..00 is still at the level of high-quality conventional screening. At that level, the false positive rate is reduced by about half and the specificity of the HPV test becomes equal to the average specificity of conventional cytology...
  40. ncbi request reprint Significant variation in performance does not reflect the effectiveness of the cervical cancer screening programme in Finland
    Laura Kotaniemi-Talonen
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Liisankatu 21 B, FI 00170 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cancer 43:169-74. 2007
    ..To characterise the variation in performance indicators of the Finnish cervical screening programme by screening laboratory and to assess whether the performance affects cervical cancer incidence...
  41. ncbi request reprint Episode sensitivity in association with process indicators in the Finnish breast cancer screening program
    Tytti Sarkeala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 118:174-9. 2006
    ..The sensitivity estimates were comparable with those from other European service screening programs. The variability in the episode sensitivity suggests potential for variations in the future screening outcome...
  42. doi request reprint Pregnancy incidence and outcome among patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a retrospective cohort study
    I Kalliala
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    BJOG 119:227-35. 2012
    ..To investigate the effect of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) treatment on incidence of pregnancy and pregnancy outcome...
  43. ncbi request reprint Risk for distant recurrence of breast cancer detected by mammography screening or other methods
    Heikki Joensuu
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    JAMA 292:1064-73. 2004
    ..In such estimations, tumors detected by mammography screening are considered to be associated with a similar risk of recurrence as tumors of similar size found by other methods...
  44. ncbi request reprint Time to pregnancy among the wives of Finnish greenhouse workers
    Markku Sallmen
    Department of Epidemiology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:85-93. 2003
    ..This study investigated the possibility of men's work in greenhouses and their exposure to pesticides being associated with reduced fertility...
  45. doi request reprint Mammographic findings of women recalled for diagnostic work-up in digital versus screen-film mammography in a population-based screening program
    Seppo Lipasti
    Terveystalo Healthcare Helsinki Mammography Screening Center, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Radiol 51:491-7. 2010
    ..Limited information is available concerning differences in the radiological findings of women recalled for diagnostic work-up in digital mammography (DM) versus screen-film mammography (SFM) screening...
  46. pmc Risk of cervical and other cancers after treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: retrospective cohort study
    Ilkka Kalliala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Box 140, FIN 00029, Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 331:1183-5. 2005
    ..To study the long term risk of cervical and other cancers after treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia...
  47. ncbi request reprint Cancer free survival after CIN treatment: comparisons of treatment methods and histology
    Ilkka Kalliala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Box 140, FIN 00029, Helsinki, Finland
    Gynecol Oncol 105:228-33. 2007
    ..Women are treated and followed-up in several different manners. Long-term studies of cancer or death risks after different methods of treatment or after different initial histology are scarce...
  48. pmc Cervical cancer screening programmes and policies in 18 European countries
    A Anttila
    The Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 91:935-41. 2004
    ..Our survey indicated that the recommendations as currently given are met in only few European countries. Health authorities need to consider stronger measures and incentives than those laid out in the current set of recommendations...
  49. ncbi request reprint Randomized evaluation trial on automation-assisted screening for cervical cancer: results after 777,000 invitations
    Pekka Nieminen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Box 140, FIN 00029, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Screen 14:23-8. 2007
    ..Our aim was to evaluate, in a randomized setting, the performance of automation-assisted cytological screening in routine use compared with conventional Papanicoalou (Pap) screening...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of type of screening laboratory on population-based occurrence of cervical lesions in Finland
    Pekka Nieminen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 99:732-6. 2002
    ..They may be related more to the quality of the laboratory performance and perhaps to the criteria used in cytology and colposcopy. A well-organized auditing system is proposed to maintain high quality in screening...
  51. doi request reprint Mortality in a long-term follow-up after treatment of CIN
    Ilkka Kalliala
    Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, Pieni Roobertinkatu, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 126:224-31. 2010
    ..These long-term mortality patterns should be considered when planning and evaluating the management of CIN lesions and related cervical or other cancer prevention activity...
  52. doi request reprint Strengthening prevention programs to eliminate cervical cancer in the Nordic countries
    Lena Dillner
    WHO Global Reference Laboratory for HPV Diagnosis and Control, Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 87:489-98. 2008
    ..The same principles as set up for organized programs and new HPV technologies may apply for screening and vaccination as key tools to eliminate cervical cancer in the Nordic countries and globally...
  53. ncbi request reprint Comparison of HPV test versus conventional and automation-assisted Pap screening as potential screening tools for preventing cervical cancer
    Pekka Nieminen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    BJOG 111:842-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate new techniques in primary cervical cancer screening programmes...
  54. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer incidence and mortality in the Nordic capitals, 1970-1998. Trends related to mammography screening programmes
    Sven Törnberg
    Cancer Screening Unit, Oncologic Centre, Karolinska University Hospital, S 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Oncol 45:528-35. 2006
    ..The study showed that the population-based breast cancer mortality trend is too crude a measure to detect the effect of screening on breast cancer mortality during the first years after the start of a programme...
  55. ncbi request reprint Mass screening programmes and trends in cervical cancer in Finland and the Netherlands
    Maaike A van der Aa
    Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Stedendriehoek Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 122:1854-8. 2008
    ..Differences in risk factors might also play a role: the Netherlands has higher population density and higher percentages of immigrants and (female) smokers. The greater excess smear use in Finland might also have affected incidence...
  56. ncbi request reprint Prospective and randomised public-health trial on neural network-assisted screening for cervical cancer in Finland: results of the first year
    Pekka Nieminen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Int J Cancer 103:422-6. 2003
    ..Organized mass screening was practiced very successfully in the last 38 years. We are going to continue the trial to study the potential trends in cervical cancer incidence in both study arms...
  57. ncbi request reprint Report on the 2007 International Workshop on Human Papillomaviruses and Consensus Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Prevention
    Magdalena Grce
    Division of Molecular Medicine, Ruder Boskovic Institute, Department of Molecular Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
    Cent Eur J Public Health 16:38-40. 2008
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Mortality among workers employed in the titanium dioxide production industry in Europe
    Paolo Boffetta
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Cancer Causes Control 15:697-706. 2004
    ..To assess the risk of lung cancer mortality related to occupational exposure to titanium dioxide (TiO2)...