An open letter to panels that are deciding guidelines for breast cancer screening

@article{Kopans2015AnOL,
  title={An open letter to panels that are deciding guidelines for breast cancer screening},
  author={Daniel B. Kopans},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2015},
  volume={151},
  pages={19-25}
}
Panels are presently reviewing breast cancer screening guidelines. It is critical that they understand which publications are scientifically valid, and which analyses are methodologically flawed and not valid. The scientific evidence clearly supports annual mammography screening beginning at the age of 40. The analyses that suggest that screening leads to overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancers are flawed and incorrect. There is little if any overdiagnosis of these cancers. The vast majority… CONTINUE READING
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