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Trial of mammography in women under 50 is ethical

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1589
  1. Sue Moss, Acting director,
  2. Howard Cuckle, Professor of reproductive epidemiology
  1. Cancer Screening Evaluation Unit, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NG
  2. University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9NZ

    EDITOR—In a news item about the Medical Research Council being cleared of engaging in unethical research practices, Nicholson refers to the United Kingdom Coordinating Committee on Cancer Research trial of mammography in women under 50. He states that “it is unethical to continue to fund this trial and it should be reviewed to get the consent of all …

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