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Debate on screening for breast cancer is not over

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7314.693 (Published 22 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:693
  1. Peter C Gøtzsche, director (pcg@cochrane.dk)
  1. Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

    EDITOR—In a news item, Mayor described a historically controlled study from Sweden that claimed that screening with mammography reduced deaths from breast cancer by nearly two thirds.1 This was followed a week later by a comment in the Minerva section, which started off with the strong political message that the case for breast cancer screening programmes is now beyond debate and went on to speak about …

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