Nereo Segnan

Summary

Affiliation: CPO Piemonte
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Audit system on quality of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment (QT): results of quality indicators on screen-detected lesions in Italy in 2005 and preliminary results for 2006
    Maria Piera Mano
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 32:77-84. 2008
  2. pmc Do women >or=50 years of age need as much screening as women <50 years after they have had negative screening results?
    P Armaroli
    SCDO Epidemiologia dei Tumori, Centro Prevenzione Oncologica Regione Piemonte and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S Giovanni Battista di Torino, V San Francesco da Paola 31, Torino 10123, Italy
    Br J Cancer 99:239-44. 2008
  3. pmc Estimate of overdiagnosis of breast cancer due to mammography after adjustment for lead time. A service screening study in Italy
    Eugenio Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany Region, Via di San Salvi 12, Firenze, 50135, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R68. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Baseline findings of the Italian multicenter randomized controlled trial of "once-only sigmoidoscopy"--SCORE
    Nereo Segnan
    Unit of Epidemiology, Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica Piemonte, Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliero S Giovanni Batista, Via S Francesco da Paola 31, Piemonte, 10123 Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1763-72. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of different screening strategies for colorectal cancer: patient response and detection rates
    Nereo Segnan
    Centro Prevenzione Oncologica Regione Piemonte and Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera S Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:347-57. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparing attendance and detection rate of colonoscopy with sigmoidoscopy and FIT for colorectal cancer screening
    Nereo Segnan
    CPO Piemonte, Torino, Italy
    Gastroenterology 132:2304-12. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Once-only sigmoidoscopy in colorectal cancer screening: follow-up findings of the Italian Randomized Controlled Trial--SCORE
    Nereo Segnan
    Centro di Prevenzione Oncologica Piemonte and S Giovanni University Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:1310-22. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Results at recruitment from a randomized controlled trial comparing human papillomavirus testing alone with conventional cytology as the primary cervical cancer screening test
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:492-501. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Extension of organised cervical cancer screening programmes in Italy and their process indicators
    Guglielmo Ronco
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 31:33-47. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint [Audit system on quality of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment: results of quality indicators on screen-detected lesions in Italy, 2010]
    Antonio Ponti
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 36:87-95. 2012

Detail Information

Publications68

  1. ncbi request reprint Audit system on quality of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment (QT): results of quality indicators on screen-detected lesions in Italy in 2005 and preliminary results for 2006
    Maria Piera Mano
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 32:77-84. 2008
    ..Specialist Breast Units with adequate case volume would provide the best setting for making audit effective in producing quality improvement...
  2. pmc Do women >or=50 years of age need as much screening as women <50 years after they have had negative screening results?
    P Armaroli
    SCDO Epidemiologia dei Tumori, Centro Prevenzione Oncologica Regione Piemonte and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S Giovanni Battista di Torino, V San Francesco da Paola 31, Torino 10123, Italy
    Br J Cancer 99:239-44. 2008
    ..23, 95% CI: 0.00-0.46). Over 50 years of age, after four tests at least three false-positive cases are diagnosed for every true positive. Benefits arising from cytological screening is uncertain in well-screened older women...
  3. pmc Estimate of overdiagnosis of breast cancer due to mammography after adjustment for lead time. A service screening study in Italy
    Eugenio Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany Region, Via di San Salvi 12, Firenze, 50135, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R68. 2006
    ..Excess of incidence rates is the expected consequence of service screening. The aim of this paper is to estimate the quota attributable to overdiagnosis in the breast cancer screening programmes in Northern and Central Italy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Baseline findings of the Italian multicenter randomized controlled trial of "once-only sigmoidoscopy"--SCORE
    Nereo Segnan
    Unit of Epidemiology, Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica Piemonte, Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliero S Giovanni Batista, Via S Francesco da Paola 31, Piemonte, 10123 Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1763-72. 2002
    ..We present the baseline screening outcomes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of different screening strategies for colorectal cancer: patient response and detection rates
    Nereo Segnan
    Centro Prevenzione Oncologica Regione Piemonte and Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera S Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:347-57. 2005
    ..We compared the participation and detection rates achievable through different strategies of colorectal cancer screening...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparing attendance and detection rate of colonoscopy with sigmoidoscopy and FIT for colorectal cancer screening
    Nereo Segnan
    CPO Piemonte, Torino, Italy
    Gastroenterology 132:2304-12. 2007
    ..We conducted a study to estimate population coverage and detection rate (DR) achievable through different strategies of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  7. doi request reprint Once-only sigmoidoscopy in colorectal cancer screening: follow-up findings of the Italian Randomized Controlled Trial--SCORE
    Nereo Segnan
    Centro di Prevenzione Oncologica Piemonte and S Giovanni University Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:1310-22. 2011
    ..A single flexible sigmoidoscopy at around the age of 60 years has been proposed as an effective strategy for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  8. doi request reprint Results at recruitment from a randomized controlled trial comparing human papillomavirus testing alone with conventional cytology as the primary cervical cancer screening test
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:492-501. 2008
    ..HPV-positive women were directly referred to colposcopy if aged 35 or older; if younger, they were retested after 1 year...
  9. ncbi request reprint Extension of organised cervical cancer screening programmes in Italy and their process indicators
    Guglielmo Ronco
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 31:33-47. 2007
    ..The unadjusted detection rate ofhistologically confirmed CIN2 or more severe was 2.7 per 1000 screened women (3.0 per 1000, standardised on the Italian population, truncated 25-64)...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Audit system on quality of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment: results of quality indicators on screen-detected lesions in Italy, 2010]
    Antonio Ponti
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 36:87-95. 2012
    ..Specialist Breast Units with adequate case volume and enough resources would provide the best setting for making monitoring effective in producing quality improvements with shorter waiting times...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Extension of organised cervical cancer screening programmes in Italy and their process indicators, 2010 activity]
    Guglielmo Ronco
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 36:39-54. 2012
    ..0%. The unadjusted detection rate of CIN2 or more severe histology was 3.2 per 1,000 screened women (3.5 standardised on the Italian population, truncated 25-64)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Extension of organised cervical cancer screening programmes in Italy and their process indicators: 2007 activity
    Guglielmo Ronco
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 33:41-56. 2009
    ..0%. The unadjusted detection rate of CIN2 or more severe histology was 2.9 per 1,000 screened women (3.1 standardised on the Italian population, truncated 25-64)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predicting proximal advanced neoplasms at screening sigmoidoscopy
    Carlo Senore
    Unit of Epidemiology, CPO, Piemonte, Torino, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1331-40. 2004
    ..This study was designed to assess the predictive value for advanced proximal neoplasms (cancer, adenoma > or = 10 mm, or villous component > 20 percent, or severe dysplasia) of the characteristics of distal polyps...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Time trends of process and impact indicators in Italian breast screening programmes (2000-2010)]
    Livia Giordano
    Unità di epidemiologia dei tumori, CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 36:28-38. 2012
    ..Although further analyses are needed to better interpret these trends, results continue to be consistent with those achieved by other European programmes, and they are reassuring for all Italian breast cancer screening professionals...
  15. ncbi request reprint Extension of organised cervical cancer screening programmes in Italy and their process indicators, 2009 activity
    Guglielmo Ronco
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 35:39-54. 2011
    ..2%. The unadjusted detection rate of CIN2 or more severe histology was 3.2 per 1,000 screened women (3.2 standardised on the Italian population, truncated 25-64)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Time trends of process and impact indicators in Italian breast screening programmes: 1998-2007
    Livia Giordano
    Unità di epidemiologia dei tumori, CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 33:29-39. 2009
    ..Outcomes related to subsequent screening rounds present analogous performances. These results continue to be consistent with those achieved by other European programmes and reassuring for all Italian mammography screening professionals...
  17. ncbi request reprint Time trends of process and impact indicators in Italian breast screening programmes--1996-2005
    Livia Giordano
    Unità di epidemiologia dei tumori, CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 32:23-36. 2008
    ..Outcomes related to subsequent screening present analogous performances. These results continue to be consistent with those achieved by other European programmes and reassuring for all Italian mammography screening professionals...
  18. doi request reprint Offering people a choice for colorectal cancer screening
    Carlo Senore
    Centro Prevenzione Oncologica Regione Piemonte and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S Giovanni Battista di Torino, V San Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Torino, Italy
    Gut 62:735-40. 2013
    ..To assess the population coverage and diagnostic yield of offering an immunochemical faecal occult blood test (FIT) to non-responders to a flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) invitation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Time trends of process and impact indicators in Italian breast screening programmes (1999-2009)
    Livia Giordano
    Unità di epidemiologia dei tumori, CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 35:28-38. 2011
    ..Although further analyses are needed to better interpret these trends, results continue to be consistent with those achieved by other European programmes, and are reassuring for all Italian mammography screening professionals...
  20. ncbi request reprint Audit on quality of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in Italy, 2008-2009
    Antonio Ponti
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 35:87-95. 2011
    ..Specialist breast units with adequate case volume and enough resources would provide the best setting for making audits effective in producing quality improvements with shorter waiting times...
  21. ncbi request reprint Audit system on Quality of breast cancer diagnosis and Treatment (QT): results of quality indicators on screen-detected lesions in Italy for 2006 and preliminary results for 2007
    Mariano Tomatis
    CPO Piemonte, Torino, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 33:83-90. 2009
    ..Specialist Breast Units with adequate case volume and enough resources would provide the best setting for making audit effective in producing quality improvement with a shortening of waiting times...
  22. doi request reprint Efficacy of human papillomavirus testing for the detection of invasive cervical cancers and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a randomised controlled trial
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Centre for Cancer Prevention, Turin, Italy
    Lancet Oncol 11:249-57. 2010
    ..We assessed the efficacy of cervical-cancer screening policies that are based on HPV testing...
  23. ncbi request reprint Time trends of process and impact indicators in Italian breast screening programmes: 1998-2008
    Livia Giordano
    Unità di epidemiologia dei tumori, CPO Piemonte, Turin
    Epidemiol Prev 34:27-34. 2010
    ..On the contrary, excess referral rate at first screening persists over time. These results continue to be consistent with those achieved by other European programmes and reassuring for all Italian mammography screening professionals...
  24. doi request reprint Acceptability and side-effects of colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy in a screening setting
    Carlo Senore
    Centro Prevenzione Oncologica Regione Piemonte and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S Giovanni Battista di Torino, V San Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Torino, Italy
    J Med Screen 18:128-34. 2011
    ..Quantitative information on adverse reactions associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests is useful to estimate the balance between benefit and risk in different strategies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus testing and liquid-based cytology in primary screening of women younger than 35 years: results at recruitment for a randomised controlled trial
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Centre for Cancer Prevention CPO, Turin, Italy
    Lancet Oncol 7:547-55. 2006
    ..We aimed to compare conventional screening with an experimental strategy in women aged 25-34 years, and investigate the effect of different criteria of referral to define the best methods of HPV screening...
  26. doi request reprint Comparing different strategies for colorectal cancer screening in Italy: predictors of patients' participation
    Carlo Senore
    Centro Prevenzione Oncologica Regione Piemonte and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S Giovanni Battista di Torino, Turin, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:188-98. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to study predictors of patients' participation in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  27. ncbi request reprint Extension of organised cervical cancer screening programmes in Italy and their process indicators: 2008 activity
    Guglielmo Ronco
    CPO Piemonte, Turin
    Epidemiol Prev 34:35-51. 2010
    ..0%. The unadjusted detection rate of CIN2 or more severe histology was 3.1 per 1,000 screened women (3.0 standardised on the Italian population, truncated 25-64)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus testing and liquid-based cytology: results at recruitment from the new technologies for cervical cancer randomized controlled trial
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica Piemonte, 10123 Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:765-74. 2006
    ....
  29. pmc Compliance with clinical practice guidelines for breast cancer treatment: a population-based study of quality-of-care indicators in Italy
    Carlotta Sacerdote
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, CPO Piemonte and University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:28. 2013
    ..The aim of this population-based study was to evaluate the impact of regional guidelines (Piedmont guidelines, PGL) for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment on quality-of-care indicators in the Northwestern Italian region of Piedmont...
  30. ncbi request reprint Extension of organised cervical cancer screening programmes in Italy and their process indicators
    Guglielmo Ronco
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 32:37-54. 2008
    ..The unadjusted detection rate of histologically confirmed CIN2 or more severe was 2.7 per 1,000 screened women (2.6 standardised on the Italian population, truncated 25-64)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Audit system on quality of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment (QT): results from the survey on screen-detected lesions in Italy, 2004
    Antonio Ponti
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 31:69-75. 2007
    ..Specialist Breast Units with adequate case volumes would provide the best setting for effective audits leading to quality improvement...
  32. ncbi request reprint The New Technologies for Cervical Cancer Screening randomised controlled trial. An overview of results during the first phase of recruitment
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica CPO, Torino, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 107:S230-2. 2007
    ..To study the impact of different cervical cancer screening strategies including HPV testing...
  33. ncbi request reprint Audit system on Quality of breast cancer diagnosis and Treatment (QT): results of quality indicators on screen-detected lesions in Italy, 2007
    Maria Piera Mano
    CPO Piemonte, Turin
    Epidemiol Prev 34:81-8. 2010
    ..Specialist Breast Units with adequate case volume and enough resources would provide the best setting for making audits effective in producing quality improvements with a shorter waiting times...
  34. ncbi request reprint HPV triage for low grade (L-SIL) cytology is appropriate for women over 35 in mass cervical cancer screening using liquid based cytology
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica CPO, Via S Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Turin, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 43:476-80. 2007
    ..5% (95%CI 58.3-70.3) at age 35-60. In conclusion, triaging by HPV testing performed better in women aged over 35 years than those younger. For older women, HPV triaging should also be considered for managing those with LSIL cytology...
  35. doi request reprint The impact of different communication and organizational strategies on mammography screening uptake in women aged 40-45 years
    Livia Giordano
    Unit of Epidemiology CPO Piemonte, Center for Cancer Prevention, Turin, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 22:413-8. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of different information approaches, women's socio-demographic characteristics and organizational factors on mammography screening uptake...
  36. ncbi request reprint The beginning of a decline in breast cancer incidence in Italy?
    Roberto Zanetti
    Registro Tumori Piemonte, Turin, Italy
    Tumori 94:293-6. 2008
    ..This observation may be relevant to other geographical areas where organized or spontaneous screening reached a plateau after an increase in the preceding years...
  37. ncbi request reprint Time trends of process and impact indicators in Italian mammography screening programmes--1996-2004
    Livia Giordano
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 31:21-32. 2007
    ..The website of the National Centre for Screening Monitoring (ONS) is http://www.osservatorionazionalescreening.it...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mammographic screening programmes in Europe: organization, coverage and participation
    Livia Giordano
    Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Unit, CPO Piemonte, AOU S Giovanni Battista, Turin, Italy
    J Med Screen 19:72-82. 2012
    ..To summarize participation and coverage rates in population mammographic screening programmes for breast cancer in Europe...
  39. doi request reprint Improving the quality of communication in organised cervical cancer screening programmes
    Livia Giordano
    CPO Piemonte, Torino, Italy
    Patient Educ Couns 72:130-6. 2008
    ..To provide health professionals involved in cervical cancer screening with an insight into the complex issues relating to communication about screening and to provide a framework for a more effective communication strategy...
  40. ncbi request reprint HPV testing for primary cervical cancer screening
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, CPO Piemonte, Torino 10123, Italy
    Lancet 370:1740-2. 2007
  41. doi request reprint CT colonography: preliminary assessment of a double-read paradigm that uses computer-aided detection as the first reader
    Gabriella Iussich
    Radiology Unit, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, FPO, Strada Provinciale 142, km 3, 95, 10060 Candiolo, Italy im3D S p A, Turin, Italy
    Radiology 268:743-51. 2013
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in women in Turin, Italy
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, CPO Piemonte, ASO S Giovanni Battista, via San Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Turin, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:297-305. 2005
    ..In conclusion, overall, the female population of Turin showed an HPV prevalence that is intermediate compared with worldwide levels...
  43. pmc Population screening for colorectal cancer by flexible sigmoidoscopy or CT colonography: study protocol for a multicenter randomized trial
    Daniele Regge
    im3D SpA, Turin, Italy
    Trials 15:97. 2014
    ..We designed a randomized trial to compare participation rate, detection rates, and costs between CTC (with computer-aided detection) and FS as primary tests for population-based screening...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiologic research in Italy: a comparison with the rest of Europe and the United States]
    Federica Gallo
    Centro di riferimento per l epidemiologia e prevenzione oncologica in Piemonte e Azienda ospedaliero universitaria San Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 35:12-7. 2011
    ..This is accomplished for both scientific published papers and grants obtained...
  45. doi request reprint A high positive predictive value algorithm using hospital administrative data identified incident cancer cases
    Ileana Baldi
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Turin and C P O Piemonte, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Via Santena 7, 10126 Turin, Italy
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:373-9. 2008
    ..We have developed and validated an algorithm based on Piedmont hospital discharge abstracts for ascertainment of incident cases of breast, colorectal, and lung cancer...
  46. pmc Accuracy of liquid based versus conventional cytology: overall results of new technologies for cervical cancer screening: randomised controlled trial
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Centre for Cancer Prevention, Via S Francesco da Paola 31 10123 Turin, Italy
    BMJ 335:28. 2007
    ..To compare the accuracy of conventional cytology with liquid based cytology for primary screening of cervical cancer...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Results and cost evaluation of triage with high risk HPV test in cervical cancer screening. A pilot study in Piedmont (North-West Italy)]
    Corrado Magnani
    SCDU Epidemiologia dei Tumori, CPO Piemonte, AOU Maggiore di Novara e Università del Piemonte orientale, Novara, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 36:88-94. 2012
    ..The study was conducted in respect to: participation, predictive value, and cost analysis, separately for ASC-US and LSIL cytology...
  48. ncbi request reprint What information do breast cancer screening programmes provide to Italian women?
    Livia Giordano
    Unit of Epidemiology, CPO Piemonte, ASO San Giovanni Battista di Torino, Via S Francesco da Paola 31, 10124 Turin, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 15:66-9. 2005
    ..In the screening context, invitation letters and leaflets often represent the principal source of information...
  49. doi request reprint Modelling patterns of clearance of HPV-16 infection and vaccination efficacy
    Iacopo Baussano
    SCDU di Epidemiologia dei Tumori, Servizio di Statistica Medica, CPO Piemonte, Novara, Italy
    Vaccine 29:1270-7. 2011
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint [Community interventions among tobacco control strategies: coping with their definition and evaluation]
    Paolo D'Elia
    Centro di riferimento per l epidemiologia e la prevenzione oncologica, Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 32:156-61. 2008
    ..To reach this goal it may be helpful to combine study designs allowing for both quantitative and qualitative assessments, such as action research and participatory evaluation research...
  51. ncbi request reprint Impact of the AutoPap (currently Focalpoint) primary screening system location guide use on interpretation time and diagnosis
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica del Piemonte CPO, Turin, Italy
    Cancer 99:83-8. 2003
    ..For smears indicated to require further review, the system provides maps (PapMaps) to identify the most abnormal areas of the smear...
  52. doi request reprint Sun exposure prior to diagnosis is associated with improved survival in melanoma patients: results from a long-term follow-up study of Italian patients
    Stefano Rosso
    CPO, Cancer Prevention Centre, Piedmont Cancer Registry, via San Francesco da Paola 31, Turin, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:1275-81. 2008
    ..This study, with similar methods and a longer follow-up, confirms the finding that sun exposure prior to diagnosis of melanoma is associated with improved survival...
  53. ncbi request reprint Accessibility as a major determinant of radiotherapy underutilization: a population based study
    Eva Pagano
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, Ospedale S Giovanni Battista, CPO Piemonte, University of Turin, Italy
    Health Policy 80:483-91. 2007
    ..A survey was conducted of radiotherapy (RT) resources and utilization in a northwestern Italian Region in order to assess geographical variations in radiotherapy utilization rates, and the effects of infrastructure supply on accessibility...
  54. doi request reprint Evaluation of service mammography screening impact in Italy. The contribution of hazard analysis
    Eugenio Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany Region, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:858-65. 2008
    ..96 in the [5-10] year time window, suggesting minimal or any length bias. Consistent with the results of randomised trials, these analyses of service screening data document a mortality reduction of 36% at 5-10 years after diagnosis...
  55. ncbi request reprint History of negative colorectal endoscopy and risk of rectosigmoid neoplasms at screening flexible sigmoidoscopy
    Luigina Bonelli
    Secondary Prevention and Screening, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genoa, Italy
    Int J Colorectal Dis 21:105-13. 2006
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Ascertainment and evaluation of interval cancers in population-based mammography screening programmes: a collaborative study in four European centres
    Sven Törnberg
    Cancer Screening Unit, Oncologic Centre M8, Karolinska University Hospital, S 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Med Screen 12:43-9. 2005
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Early diagnosis, not differential treatment, explains better survival in service screening
    Eugenio Paci
    Unit of Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology, Centre for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Research Institute of Tuscany Region, Via di San Salvi 12, 50125 Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:2728-34. 2005
    ..The survival analysis by specific subgroups did not support the hypothesis that the difference in prognosis was attributable to differential treatment...
  58. ncbi request reprint Re: Role of detection method in predicting breast cancer survival: analysis of randomized screening trials
    Eugenio Paci
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1853-4; author reply 1854. 2005
  59. ncbi request reprint The impact of new technologies in cervical cancer screening: results of the recruitment phase of a large randomised controlled trial from a public health perspective
    Paolo Giorgi-Rossi
    Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cancer 121:2729-34. 2007
    ..If HPV testing is applied with cytology-triage, a single HPV test may cost 20-30% more than a conventional Pap to result in the same overall cost per CIN2+ detected...
  60. ncbi request reprint Audit system on Quality of breast cancer diagnosis and Treatment (QT): results from the survey on screen-detected lesions in Italy, 2003-2004
    Antonio Ponti
    Centro Prevenzione Oncologica, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 30:59-63. 2006
    ..Specialist Breast Units with adequate case volume would provide the best setting for making audit effective in producing quality improvement...
  61. ncbi request reprint Activity level and process indicators of organised programmes for cervical cancer screening in Italy
    Guglielmo Ronco
    Centro Prevenzione Oncologica, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 30:27-40. 2006
    ..Despite this rise, quality indicators were stable. However, in a few programmes, the use of excessively broad criteria in the interpretation of cytology decides an excessively high rate of referrals to colposcopy...
  62. ncbi request reprint Re: Breast cancer incidence, 1980-2006: combined roles of menopausal hormone therapy, screening mammography, and estrogen receptor status
    Antonio Ponti
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1817-8; author reply 1819. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint [Use of discharge records to define the oncological diagnoses for outpatient radiotherapy patients]
    Eva Pagano
    Epidemiologia dei tumori, Universita di Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 30:132-8. 2006
    ..The procedure is based on the record linkage between discharge records (SDO) and outpatients records (PA), in order to obtain clinical information from the diagnosis related to possible admissions of the patients...
  64. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus typing with GP5+/6+ polymerase chain reaction reverse line blotting and with commercial type-specific PCR kits
    Anna Gillio-Tos
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, C E R M S, University of Turin, Via Santena 7, 10126 Turin, Italy
    J Clin Virol 36:126-32. 2006
    ..Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary step in the progression to cervical cancer. Many methods for HPV testing are currently available, most developed to detect pools of HPV types...
  65. ncbi request reprint [Experimental assessment of pros and cons: we shouldn't miss this chance]
    Nereo Segnan
    Epidemiol Prev 31:183-4. 2007
  66. ncbi request reprint [Effective laws for tobacco control: EU directives and Italian legislation]
    Lorena Charrier
    Centro di Riferimento per l Epidemiologia e la Prevenzione Oncologica in Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 30:366-9. 2006
    ..The positive impact of this ban in these countries suggests that it should be considered a priority in the European policies against tobacco in order to reduce the gap between literature recommendations and actions...
  67. ncbi request reprint [Building new bridges]
    Nereo Segnan
    Epidemiol Prev 27:323-7. 2003
  68. ncbi request reprint [Adapting clinical practice guidelines to a regional oncology network: the Piedmont experience]
    Elena Gelormino
    Epidemiologia dei tumori, ASO S Giovanni Battista e CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 31:25-33. 2007
    ..To develop a method for adapting the best available cancer practice guidelines (CPGs) to the regional oncology network in Piedmont (NW of Italy, with about 4.3 million residents)...