Abolishing mammography screening programs?

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Title
Abolishing mammography screening programs?
Journal
European Journal of Cancer Prevention : the Official Journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ecp)
Author(s)
Bulliard J.L., La Vecchia C., Levi F.
ISSN
1473-5709 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0959-8278
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
24
Number
4
Pages
334
Language
english
Notes
IUMSP2015/07
Document Type: Letter
Abstract
Biller-Andorno and Jüni (2014), in a widely debated commentary published in the May 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, accept the concept that mammography every 2 years from age 50 can decrease breast cancer mortality by 20%, that is, from five to four deaths per 1000 women over a 10-year period. Both the absolute and the relative risk of breast cancer death may vary depending on the baseline mortality rates in various populations and on the impact of screening mammography in reducing breast cancer mortality, which may well vary around the 20% estimate adopted. We accept, therefore, that there are still uncertainties in the absolute and relative impact of mammography screening on breast cancer mortality, given the different study schemes and mammography intervals, the differences in populations, and the continuous improvements in technology (Warner, 2011; Independent UK Panel on Breast Cancer Screening, 2012). We also agree on the observation that mammography has an appreciable impact on breast cancer mortality (Bosetti et al., 2012), but clearly a much smaller one on total mortality.
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