Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-13
Received: 28 May 2018
Accepted: 31 May 2018
First Online: 13 July 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
: The NCRI has permission under the Health (Provision of Information) Act 1997 to collect and hold data on all persons diagnosed with cancer in Ireland without requiring individual consent. The use of that data for research is covered by the Statutory Instrument which established the Registry Board in 1991. All datasets were anonymised prior to analysis.
: At the time of screening, consent for data being shared with the National Cancer Registry was obtained by BreastCheck.