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Abstract Title:

Cochrane review on screening for breast cancer with mammography.

Abstract Source:

Lancet. 2001 Oct 20;358(9290):1340-2. PMID: 11684218

Abstract Author(s):

O Olsen, P C Gøtzsche

Abstract:

In 2000, we reported that there is no reliable evidence that screening for breast cancer reduces mortality. As we discuss here, a Cochrane review has now confirmed and strengthened our previous findings. The review also shows that breast-cancer mortality is a misleading outcome measure. Finally, we use data supplemental to those in the Cochrane review to show that screening leads to more aggressive treatment.

Study Type : Review
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Anti Therapeutic Actions : X-ray Mammography : CK(379) : AC(54)

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