Breast cancer: key references and evidence


Black R, Stockton D (eds). Cancer scenarios: An aid to planning cancer services in Scotland in the next decade. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2001.
(see also the Cancer Scenarios update)

Brewster DH, Stockton DL, Harvey J, Mackay M. Reliability of cancer registration data in Scotland, 1997. Eur J Cancer 2002; 38: 414-417.

Ferlay J, Bray F, Pisani P, Parkin DM.Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide. IARC CancerBase No. 5. version 2.0. Lyon: IARCPress, 2004. Lyon: IARCPress, 2004.
(the GLOBOCAN database is the electronic version of this)

Forman D, Stockton D, Moller H, Quinn M, Babb P, De Angelis R, Micheli A. Cancer Prevalence in the UK: results from the EUROPREVAL Study. Annals of Oncol 2003; 14: 648-654.

Micheli A, Mugno E, Krogh V, Quinn MJ, Coleman M, Hakulinen T, Gatta G, Berrino F, Capocaccia R & the EUROPREVAL Working Group. Cancer prevalence in European registry areas. Annals of Oncology 2002; 13: 840 - 865.

Quinn M, Wood H, Cooper N, Rowan S. Cancer Atlas of the United Kingdom and Ireland 1991-2000 (80Kb). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005.

Sant M, Allemani C, Capocaccia R, et al. Stage at diagnosis is a key explanation of differences in breast cancer survival across Europe. Int J Cancer 2003; 106:416-422.

Sant M, Allemani C, Berrino F, et al. Breast carcinoma survival in Europe and the USA: a population-based study. Cancer 2004;100(4):715.722.

Sharpe K. Better Cancer Care: An Aid to Planning Cancer Services. Cancer Incidence Projections for Scotland (2006 - 2020) (196Kb). Updated to Reflect 2006-based Population Projections. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2008.

Key policy documents:

Clinical Standards Board for Scotland. Breast Screening. Clinical Standards (326Kb). Edinburgh: CSBS, 2002.

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. Scottish Breast Screening Programme 2006 Follow-up. (1301Kb). Edinburgh: NHSQIS, 2006.

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. Management of Breast Cancer Services. (419Kb). Edinburgh: NHSQIS, 2008.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer, 2014 (478Kb). Edinburgh: HIS, 2014

Scottish Executive Health Department. Cancer in Scotland: Action for Change, 2001. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2001.

Scottish Executive Health Department. Cancer in Scotland: Sustaining Change, 2004. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2004.

Scottish Government Health Directorate. Better Cancer Care, An Action Plan, 2008. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2008.

Scottish Government Health Directorate. Better Cancer Care, Progress Report 2010. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2012.

Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate. Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2016.

Scottish Government Health Directorate. Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer - Quick Reference Guide, 2009 (309Kb). Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2009.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. SIGN 134: Treatment of Primary Breast Cancer. Edinburgh: SIGN, 2014.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)


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