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US panel finds insufficient evidence to support mammography

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:255
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    An independent panel of US medical experts that writes information for the National Cancer Institute's online database ( has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to show that mammography prevents deaths from breast cancer.

    The panel, known as the PDQ screening and prevention editorial board, is going to rewrite its assessment of mammography for the institute's website in March.

    It reached …

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