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Mammographic density and inter-observer variability of pathologic evaluation of core biopsies among women with mammographic abnormalities

  • Pietro Trocchi1Email author,
  • Giske Ursin2, 3, 4,
  • Oliver Kuss5,
  • Kathrin Ruschke6,
  • Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak1,
  • Hans-Jürgen Holzhausen7,
  • Thomas Löning8,
  • Christoph Thomssen9,
  • Werner Böcker10,
  • Alexander Kluttig5 and
  • Andreas Stang1
BMC Cancer201212:554

Received: 11 July 2012

Accepted: 21 November 2012

Published: 24 November 2012

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Original Submission
11 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anna Sapino
11 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Manuela Lacerda
19 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Pietro Trocchi
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anna Sapino
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
21 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
24 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-554

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale)
Cancer Registry of Norway
Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Department of Radiology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Institute of Pathology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Albertinen-Pathology Hamburg
Department of Gynaecology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Reference Center for Gynaeco- and Mammapathology