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Liquid-based cytology and human papillomavirus testing in cervical cancer screening  
http://www.ccohta.ca/publications/pdf/197_cervical_cancer_tr_e.pdf
Evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of detecting precancerous malignant cervical lesions by liquid-based cytology (LBC) and HPV testing, compared to that of Pap smears. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Early breast cancer detection can make all the difference!
Discusses early detection of breast cancer, and details the three methods of detection: mammograms, clinical breast examination and breast self-examination (BSE). Explains the provincial (Quebec) detection program.
Cervical cancer: screening hard-to-reach groups  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/157/5/543.pdf
Suggests recruitment strategies for reaching under-screened groups such as elderly, Aboriginal, poor, and immigrant women. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Quality determinants of organized breast cancer screening programs in Canada  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/qdobcsp-dqpodcs/index.html
Identifies requirements and conditions for high-quality breast cancer screening. Addresses issues related to the client-centred approach, promotion of and recruitment into the program, retention, quality of mammography, reporting of results, communication of results, follow-up and diagnostic workup, and program evaluation. Also presents, as special projects, results of a survey on quality assurance in Canadian breast screening programs, and details of a proposed study on radiologists’ performance in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Pap tests  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40804
Describes what happens during a Pap test and how to prepare for it. (See Details)
Published: 2002-2005
The Asian Women's Health Clinic: addressing cultural barriers to preventive health care  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/350.pdf
Describes the reasons behind the creation of the Asian Women's Health Clinic. Also details the clinic's operations, and lessons learned. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition position paper on the primary prevention and early detection and screening of breast, ovaria  
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/health/resources/tcpc/pdf/tcpc_breast_ovarian_cerical_cancer.pdf
Considers prevention measures relating to 3 types of cancer: cervical, ovarian and breast. Provides recommendations specific to the prevention of women's cancers. (See Details)
Published: 2002
PEI well women's clinics: a case study of gender specific clinics to increasing screening rates  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/PEIWellWomen.pdf

This project reviews the use of Well Women's Clinics to increase screening rates of hard-to-reach women. This model can support new health intervention policies to increase health screening methods for gender specific conditions that respond well to early detection, e.g., cervical or prostate cancer.

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Published: 2001
Uninformed compliance or informed choice? A needed shift in our approach to cancer screening  
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/11/21/jnci.djr474.abstract

Argues for more efforts to educate screening candidates about the harms and benefits of cancer screening in general, and to engage in shared (doctor and patient) decision making about taking the tests. (Abstract only.)

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Published: 2011