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Heikkinen, S., Koskenvuo, M., Malila, N., Sarkeala, T., Pukkala, E. and Pitkäniemi, J.: Use of exogenous hormones and the risk of breast cancer: results from self-reported survey data with validity assessment. Cancer Causes Control 2016; 27: 249-258.

Heikkinen, S., Miettinen, J., Koskenvuo, M., Huovinen, R., Pitkäniemi, J., Sarkeala, T. and Malila, N.: Proportion of women with self-reported opportunistic mammography before organized screening. Acta Oncol. 2016; 55: 865-869.

Heinävaara, S., Sarkeala, T. and Anttila, A.: Impact of organised mammography screening on breast cancer mortality in a case - control and cohort study. Br. J. Cancer 2016; 114: 1038-1044.


Heikkinen, S., Pitkäniemi, J., Sarkeala, T., Malila, N. and Koskenvuo, M.: Does hair dye use increase the risk of breast cancer? A population-based case-control study of Finnish women. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135190. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135190.

Mansikkamäki, K., Raitanen, J., Malila, N., Sarkeala, T., Männistö, S., Fredman, J., Heinävaara, S. and Luoto, R.: Physical activity and menopause-related quality of life - a population-based cross-sectional study. Maturitas 2015; 80: 69-74.

Pitkäniemi, J., Seppä, K., Hakama, M., Malminiemi, O., Palva, T., Vuoristo, M.-S., Järvinen, H., Paimela, H., Pikkarainen, P., Anttila, A., Elovainio, L., Hakulinen, T., Karjalainen, S., Pylkkänen, L., Rautalahti, M., Sarkeala, T., Vertio, H. and Malila, N.: Effectiveness of screening for colorectal cancer with a faecal occult-blood test in Finland. BMJ Open Gastro 2015;2:e000034,doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000034.

Sarkeala, T., Heinävaara, S., Fredman, J., Männistö, S., Luoto, R., Jäntti, M. and Malila, N.: Design and respondent selection of a population-based study on associations between breast cancer screening, lifestyle and quality of life. BMC Public Health (2015) 15:1256 DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2603-7.


Anttila, A., Näveri, T. and Sarkeala, T.: Kohdunkaulan syövän seulonnassa suuria alueellisia eroja. (Large regional differences in cervical cancer screening) Suom. Lääk.-L. 2014; 35: 2121-2126a. (in Finnish)

Heinävaara, S., Sarkeala, T. and Anttila, A.: Overdiagnosis due to breast cancer screening: updated estimates of the Helsinki service study in Finland. Br. J. Cancer 2014; 11: 1463-1468.

Niironen, M., Sarkeala, T., Anttila, A., Nieminen, P., Luostarinen, T. and Virtanen, A.: Miksi nainen ei osallistu kohdunkaulan syövän seulontaan? Suom. Lääk.-L. 2014; 48: 3249-3253 (in Finnish)


Sarkeala, T., Näveri, T., Malila, N. and Anttila, A.: Rintasyövän väestöseulonnan tunnusluvut 1990- ja 2000-luvuilla. (Performance of population-based breast cancer screening in Finland in 1992-2009) Suom. Lääk.-L. 2013; 4: 225-231. (in Finnish, with English summary)


Vuorisalmi, M., Sarkeala, T., Hervonen, A. and Jylhä, M.: Among nonagenarians, congruence between self-rated and proxy-rated health was low but both predicted mortality. J. Clin. Epidemiol. 2012; 65: 553-559.


Sarkeala, T.: Yksi kolmesta rintasyövästä löytyy seulontojen välissä. Syöpä-Cancer 2011; 4: 16-17. (in Finnish)


Wu, J.C.-Y., Anttila, A., Yen, A.M.-F., Hakama, M., Saarenmaa, I., Sarkeala, T., Malila, N., Auvinen, A., Chiu, S.Y.-H. and Chen, T.H.-H.: Evaluation of breast cancer service screening programme with a Bayesian approach: mortality analysis in a Finnish region. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2010; 121: 671-678.

Wu, J.C.-Y., Hakama, M., Anttila, A., Yen, A.M.-F., Malila, N., Sarkeala, T., Auvinen, A., Chiu, S.Y.-H. and Chen,T.H.-H.: Estimation of natural history parameters of breast cancer based on non-randomized organized screening data: subsidiary analysis of effects of inter-screening interval, sensitivity, and attendance rate on reduction of advanced cancer. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2010; 122: 553-566.


Anttila, A. and Sarkeala, T.: Kaksi vuosikymmentä rintasyövän seulontaa Suomessa. Suomen Rintasyöpäryhmä News 2008; 1: 2-3. (in Finnish)

Anttila, A., Sarkeala, T., Hakulinen, T. and Heinävaara, S.: Impacts of the Finnish service screening programme on breast cancer rates. BMC Public Health 2008; 8: 38 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-38 (online:

Sarkeala, T.: Performance and effectiveness of organised breast cancer screening in Finland. Doctor's Thesis. University of Tampere. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis No. 1309. Tampere 2008.

Sarkeala, T. and Anttila, A.: Väestöseulonta vähentää rintasyöpäkuolleisuutta Suomessa. (Organised screening reduces mortality from breast cancer in Finland.) Suom. Lääk.-L. 2008; 63: 4305-4309. (in Finnish, with English summary)

Sarkeala, T., Heinävaara, S. and Anttila, A.: Breast cancer mortality with varying invitational policies in organised mammography. Br. J. Cancer 2008; 98: 641-645.

Sarkeala, T., Heinävaara, S. and Anttila, A.: Organised mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality: A cohort study from Finland. Int. J. Cancer 2008; 122: 614-619.


Sarkeala, T. and Anttila, A.: Suomalaisen rintasyöpäseulonnan laatu. Suom. Lääk.-L. 2006; 61: 1385-1387. (in Finnish)

Sarkeala, T., Hakama, M., Saarenmaa, I., Hakulinen, T., Forsman, H. and Anttila, A.: Episode sensitivity in association with process indicators in the Finnish breast cancer screening program. Int. J. Cancer 2006; 118: 174-179.

Seppänen, J., Heinävaara, S., Anttila, A., Sarkeala, T., Virkkunen, H. and Hakulinen, T.: Effects of different phases of an invitational screening program on breast cancer incidence. Int. J. Cancer 2006; 119: 920-924.


Sarkeala, T., Anttila, A., Saarenmaa, I. and Hakama, M.: Validity of process indicators of screening for breast cancer to predict mortality reduction. J. Med. Screen. 2005; 12: 33-37.


Sarkeala, T., Anttila, A., Forsman, H., Luostarinen, T., Saarenmaa, I. and Hakama, M.: Process indicators from ten centres in the Finnish breast cancer screening programme from 1991 to 2000. Eur. J. Cancer 2004; 40: 2116-2125.