Many subjects in trial were not asked for consent

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7029.509 (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:509
  1. Hazel Thornton
  1. 31 Regent Street, Rowhedge, Colchester CO5 7EA

    In the UKCCCR multicentre randomised controlled trial of one and two view mammography in breast cancer screening, only one out of the nine breast screening centres that took part sought informed consent before randomisation from the 40 163 women attending their first breast screening examination who participated in this trial.1 The remainder sought consent after randomisation and …

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