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Observations Breast Cancer Screening

The NHS breast screening programme needs independent review

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 25 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6894

Re:Review of breast cancer screening evidence

Does this rapid response from Professor McPherson exclude him from
membership of the independent review? After all his only crime was to
respond to the request of the editor of the BMJ to conduct an independent

Competing interests: In favour of a truly independent review

02 November 2011
Michael Baum
Professor emeritus of surgery