Cochrane review on screening for breast cancer with mammography.

TitleCochrane review on screening for breast cancer with mammography.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsOlsen O, Gøtzsche PC
JournalLancet
Volume358
Issue9290
Pagination1340-2
Date Published2001 Oct 20
ISSN0140-6736
Keywords1, Breast Neoplasms, Cancer, Female, Humans, Mammography, Mass Screening, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Review Literature as Topic, Risk Factors, Stroke
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.

Alternate JournalLancet
PubMed ID11684218
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