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The evidence base for breast cancer screening.

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The history of breast cancer screening is littered with controversy. With 10 trials spanning 4 decades, we have a substantial body of evidence, but with different aims and flaws. Combined analysis of the intention-to-treat results gives an overall relative reduction in breast cancer mortality of 19% (95% CI 12%-26%), which, if adjusted for non-attendance gives an approximate 25% relative reduction for those who attend screening. However, given that 4% of all-cause mortality is due to breast c...

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10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.05.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Preventive medicine More from this journal
Volume:
53
Issue:
3
Pages:
100-102
Publication date:
2011-09-01
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EISSN:
1096-0260
ISSN:
0091-7435
Language:
English
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pubs:215684
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uuid:6720573f-5748-4fbc-b544-7aedf2886fa7
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pubs:215684
Source identifiers:
215684
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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