European Commission's proposal for a council recommendation on cancer screening

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7409.289-b (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:289

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Marc Arbyn, coordinator (marc.arbyn@iph.fgov.be),
  2. Herman Van Oyen, head, unit of epidemiology,
  3. Elsebeth Lynge, head,
  4. Michael Micksche, head,
  5. Jean Faivre, head,
  6. Joe Jordan, president, European Federation for Colposcopy
  1. evaluation of new screening methods, European Network for Cervical Cancer Screening
  2. Scientific Institute of Public Health, Juliette Wytsmanstreet 14, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
  3. Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Department of Applied and Experimental Oncology, Institute of Cancer Research, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  5. Registre Bourguignon des Cancers Digestifs, Faculté de Médecine, Dijon, France
  6. Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham

    EDITOR—The European Commission recently published the Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Cancer Screening, based on consensus reached by experts.1 3 For breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer sufficient evidence has been accumulated on cost effectiveness and negative effects to recommend screening at a population level. Mammography should be offered every two years to …

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