Mammography screening’s benefits for breast cancer mortality questioned

From Oncology Practice, 5 December 2017:

Twenty-four years’ worth of data from the Netherlands’ mammography screening program suggest that it has achieved only a marginal impact on breast cancer mortality, according to a paper published online Dec. 5 in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers used data on the stage-specific incidence of breast cancer in the Netherlands during 1989-2012 and estimated the mortality effect of a nationwide, population-based mammography breast cancer screening program, which was introduced in 1988 and targeted women aged 50-75 years. Read more.

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