Acute Situation in the National Program of Breast Cancer
Screening in the Czech Republic
1Svobodník A., 2Daneš J., 3Skovajsová M., 4Bartoňková H., 1Májek O., 1Klimeš D.
1Institut biostatistiky a analýz LF a PřF MU, Brno 2Radiologická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha 3Mammacentrum DTC, Praha 4Masarykův onkologický ústav Brno
Czech National Breast Cancer Screening Program started in September 2002. Currently, a total of 59
accredited screening centres are involved in the program. Central data management and statistical
processing of the data is performed. During the period of July 2003 – December 2005 a total of 646,056
women were screened and 2,926 breast cancer cases were detected. A total of 2666 (91.1 %) cancer cases
were invasive. Of these, 855 (32.1 %) were ≤ 10 mm in size and 1624 (60.9 %) were node negative.
A high rate of detection of early stages of the disease is the main objective of the screening process and
a good indicator of long-term decrease in mortality rates. The central system of data management is
based on annual data analysis. This system is in line with international standards for such systems.
mass screening, breast cancer.