Study confirms that screening reduces deaths from breast cancerBMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7295.1140/b (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1140
- Susan Mayor
Screening with mammography reduces deaths from breast cancer by nearly two thirds, reported a Swedish study published last week which showed a much greater mortality reduction with “real life” screening than seen previously in randomised trials (Cancer 2001;91:1724-31).
Results from the study showed that mortality from incident breast carcinoma diagnosed in women aged 40-69 years fell by 63% (relative risk 0.37; 95% confidence interval 0.30 to …
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