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Letters Systems approach for early diagnosis of cancer

Putting the components back in the systems approach to early diagnosis of cancer

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 29 March 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p700
  1. Wahyu Wulaningsih, clinical oncology specialty trainee year 3
  1. London, UK
  1. wahyu.wulaningsih{at}

The systems approach proposed by Black and colleagues to aid cancer diagnosis looks enticing.1 But there seems to be discrepancy between the proposed solution and the breadth of the current problem, and the apparent interchangeability between a systems approach and technology based approach might be confusing to some. A systems approach acknowledges the connections between components to develop a better understanding of a …

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