How effective are breast cancer screening programmes by mammography? Review of the current evidence.

@article{Schopper2009HowEA,
  title={How effective are breast cancer screening programmes by mammography? Review of the current evidence.},
  author={Doris Schopper and Chris de Wolf},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={45 11},
  pages={1916-23}
}
Randomised controlled trials showed that breast cancer screening by mammography reduces breast cancer mortality in women over age 50 by 25-30%. However, it was not clear if this effect would persist outside the controlled trial environment or even could be enhanced. We review the current evidence of the impact of long-standing breast cancer screening programmes (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) on breast cancer mortality… CONTINUE READING