BCDDP

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BCDDP

Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project. A multicentre program that screened 44,241 women in the US who were receiving oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy.
 
Results
329 women developed ovarian cancer during followup; adjusted for age, menopausal status, and oral contraceptive use, use of oestrogen-only hormones is associated with a 60% increased risk of ovarian cancer.
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The poor specificity demonstrated by the empirical application of thermography in the National Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project was cited as the reason that breast thermography was not recommended for wide clinical application.
Flood and his colleagues prospectively analyzed data from the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project follow-up cohort study.
A study in the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project, a national breast cancer screening program, found that the risk of breast cancer increased by nearly 9 percent in women who received combined HRT, but those data have been repeated and misinterpreted in medical journals and in the media.
Women taking part in the study had all previously enrolled in the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (BCDDP), a mammography screening programme conducted between 1973 and 1980.
The 1973-81 Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project studies, on which the ACR ineptly rely for alleged evidence of benefit, were "not designed for research purposes, were not carried out in accordance with rigorous research standards, and lack even an appropriate control group" (Bailar, 1988; also Eddy et al, 1988).
In 1987, the American Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project demonstrated that screening for women in their 40s was just as effective as in women over 50.
The study included women with an average age of 57 years who had enrolled in the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project starting in 1973.
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