Breast cancer screening controversies.

  title={Breast cancer screening controversies.},
  author={Beverly B Green and Stephen Hunt Taplin},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  volume={16 3},
BACKGROUND The Cochrane Collaborative, a respected independent review body, recently published a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of screening mammography in decreasing breast cancer mortality. Based on the results of two controlled trials they judged to be of medium validity, they concluded that screening mammography was unjustified. In contrast, the US Preventive Services Task Force recently updated their screening recommendations, and based on a meta-analysis of the same randomized… CONTINUE READING


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