Publications and Reports

These publications and reports are available for download in PDF format.

Download Management of women with breast cancer symptoms resource

Management of women with breast cancer symptoms

March, 2007
Women who have symptoms of breast cancer are sometimes referred to BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) by their GP, or self refer to the programme. However, this has a number of risks, including that the breast cancer may not be detected by a mammogram and that there will be a delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Dr Madeleine Wall, Clinical Leader, BreastScreen Aotearoa.

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Download Workforce Development - A National Approach to Recruitment and Retention of Medical Radiation Technologists and Radiologists resource

Workforce Development - A National Approach to Recruitment and Retention of Medical Radiation Technologists and Radiologists

February, 2007
This overview of workforce development for BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) and radiologists is part of the wider workforce initiatives for health professionals within the Ministry of Health.

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Download What is the most appropriate breast cancer screening interval for women aged 45 - 49 years in New Zealand? resource

What is the most appropriate breast cancer screening interval for women aged 45 - 49 years in New Zealand?

August, 2005
Reviewing the international evidence on the benefits and harms of different screening intervals for women aged 45 to 49 years, and to inform the development of a national policy. Simon Baker, Madeleine Wall, Ashley Bloomfield. The New Zealand Medical Journal. Vol 118 No1221 ISSN1175 8716

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Download The epidemiology of breast cancer in Maori women in Aotearoa New Zealand: implications for screening and treatment resource

The epidemiology of breast cancer in Maori women in Aotearoa New Zealand: implications for screening and treatment

February, 2005
Elana Curtis, Craig Wright, Madeleine Wall The New Zealand Medical Journal Vol 118 No 1209 ISSN 1175 8716. This article describes the epidemiology of breast cancer in Maori and non-Maori women in New Zealand, and to identify the implications for breast cancer screening and treatment policy and practice.

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Download The epidemiology of breast cancer in Maori women in Aotearoa New Zealand: implications for ethnicity data analysis resource

The epidemiology of breast cancer in Maori women in Aotearoa New Zealand: implications for ethnicity data analysis

February, 2005
Elana Curtis, Craig Wright, Madeleine Wall. The New Zealand Medical Journal Vol 118 No 1209 ISSN 1175 8716. This article describes the methods used to estimate breast cancer incidence and mortality in Maori and non-Maori women using multiple adjustors to assign ethnicity.

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Download Review of the effectiveness of infrared thermal imaging (thermography) for population screening and diagnostic testing of breast cancer resource

Review of the effectiveness of infrared thermal imaging (thermography) for population screening and diagnostic testing of breast cancer

July, 2004
Kerr, J. Review of the effectiveness of infrared thermal imaging (thermography) for population screening and diagnostic testing of breast cancer. NZHTA Tech Brief Series 2004; 3(3) Titles in this Series can be found on the NZHTA website: http://nzhta.chmeds.ac.nz. 2004 New Zealand Health Technology Assessment (NZHTA). ISBN 1-877235-64-4. ISSN 1175-7884

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