Kaitlyn Tsuruda

Kaitlyn has worked in the Mammography section since 2016. Previous projects include a report celebrating BreastScreen Norway’s 20th anniversary (writing and statistical analysis), and annual reports for the Cancer Registry of Norway’s clinical registers (statistical analysis).

Kaitlyn has also contributed to the analysis and interpretation of several research projects related to BreastScreen Norway.

In July 2018, she began her PhD studying under- and overdiagnosis in BreastScreen Norway.


Kaitlyn is an epidemiologist by training, with an MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada (2012).

She has a BSc in mathematics from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada (2009).


Under- and overdiagnosis in BreastScreen Norway (PhD project)

Selected publications

Tsuruda KM, Larsen M, Roman M, Hofvind S. (2021) Cumulative risk of a false-positive screening result: A retrospective cohort study using empirical data from 10 biennial screening rounds in BreastScreen Norway. Cancer. DOI 10.1002/cncr.34078, PubMed 34931707

Tsuruda KM, Hovda T, Bhargava S, Veierød MB, Hofvind S. (2021) Survival among women diagnosed with screen-detected or interval breast cancer classified as true, minimal signs, or missed through an informed radiological review. Eur Radiol. 31(5):2677-2686. DOI 10.1007/s00330-020-07340-4, PubMed: 33180162