American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Biostatistics Seminar


Kathy Cronin, Ph.D.
Mathematical Statistician
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

MODELING THE DISSEMINATION AND USAGE
OF MAMMOGRAPHY IN THE U.S. POPULATION

This work presents a methodology for piecing together disparate data sources to obtain a comprehensive model for the use of mammography screening in the U.S. population between the years 1975-2000. Two aspects of mammography usage, the age when a woman receives her first mammogram and the intervals between subsequent mammograms, are modeled separately. The initial dissemination of mammography is modeled using cross-sectional self report data from national surveys and repeat mammography usage is modeled using longitudinal mammography registry data. The two aspects of mammography usage are combined through simulation to generate screening histories for individual women that are representative of the U.S. population. Modeling results are compared to observed screening rates for the state of Vermont and self reported screening rates from national surveys. The comprehensive description of mammography use from its introduction is used as a key input to estimate the impact of mammography on breast cancer mortality.


Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Time: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
307 East 63rd Street
(between First and Second Avenues)
3rd Floor Conference Room
New York, New York
Note: To gain access to the building, please follow the directions by the telephone in the foyer.

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