Breast screening and the RCT – overdiagnosis, ethics, and answers needed

In the bmj this week, Ingrid Torjesen explores the debate and controversy over breast screening and the NHS BSP Age Extension Randomised controlled trial (How much is too much breast screening?’ ). If you can’t access the full article, the rapid responses may be of interest – and even raise a smile.

http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h139
BMJ 2015;350:h139

On the same theme is, ‘Most screening tests do not save lives, researchers argue’ by Jacqui Wise http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h250?etoc=
BMJ 2015;350:h250

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About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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