Letters Mammography screening

Authors’ reply to Tabár and Kopans

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6828 (Published 26 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6828
  1. Nienke A de Glas, PhD candidate and medical doctor1,
  2. Gerrit-Jan Liefers, surgical oncologist1
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Leiden University Medical Centre, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, Netherlands
  1. G.J.Liefers{at}lumc.nl

It is impossible not to be passionate about breast cancer. Nevertheless, as researchers and clinicians we are obliged not to let the discussion sink in “turbulent waters whipped up by emotion, anecdotes and politics.”1

We agree with Tabár that the omission of data on detection mode seems to be a limitation of our study.2 3 However, the …

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