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Rethinking breast screening—again

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1182

A confusion in the original text of this Personal View by Cornelia J Baines led to a change of intended meaning during the editorial process (BMJ 2005;331:1031, 29 Oct). In the third paragraph from the end, the sentence starting, “The reductions in breast cancer mortality…” should read: “Methodologically sound trials have found that the reduction in breast cancer mortality that can be attributed to screening does not even remotely approach 50%.”


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