Today, (Friday 2 September 2011), The Times newspaper carries a letter on the breast screening controversy from Professor Michael Baum,  Professor emeritus of surgery & visiting Professor of medical humanities, UCL

In the letter, Professor Baum explains that, as well as being one of those responsible for establishing the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) in 1987/88, he was one of the first to break ranks as new evidence emerged about the balance of harm to benefit. He also explains his proposal for changes to the NHSBSP and details a triage system that could still improve women’s lives.


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