Working Procedures

B. SCIENTIFIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION

2. Screening techniques

It is important to distinguish between screening techniques and screening procedures, i.e. between the technique itself and the way in which it is administered. The two merit separate, detailed evaluation. Each of the screening techniques to be considered is described. The ability of each test to detect cancer and to distinguish cancer from non-cancer conditions is assessed:

  • Technique of screening test;
  • Technical quality control;
  • Screening performance;
  • Host factors affecting screening performance;
  • Cost of the test when implemented in mass screening programmes.

 

Posted 27 May 2014