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Comments on “‘Screening’ for Breast Cancer: Misguided Research Misinforming Public Policies” by O. S. Miettinen


Steurer, Johann (2015). Comments on “‘Screening’ for Breast Cancer: Misguided Research Misinforming Public Policies” by O. S. Miettinen. Epidemiologic Methods, 4(1):11-14.

Abstract

From the writings in medical journals and newspapers, for many decades already, it has seemed uncertain whether programs of mammographic screening reduce mortality from breast cancer. Reviewers of the evidence, in the Cochrane Collaboration in particular, have repeatedly concluded that there is no clear evidence supporting such screening. But their results and conclusions have not impressed the advocates who continue to believe that it does reduce mortality from the cancer.

Abstract

From the writings in medical journals and newspapers, for many decades already, it has seemed uncertain whether programs of mammographic screening reduce mortality from breast cancer. Reviewers of the evidence, in the Cochrane Collaboration in particular, have repeatedly concluded that there is no clear evidence supporting such screening. But their results and conclusions have not impressed the advocates who continue to believe that it does reduce mortality from the cancer.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:27 October 2015
Deposited On:23 Nov 2015 13:47
Last Modified:28 Oct 2016 00:00
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:2161-962X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/em-2015-0021

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