Thursday, February 2, 2017

UK Breast Screening Linked to Statistically Significant Reduction in Breast Cancer Mortality Between 1991 and 2005, Research Indicates

Medscape (2/1, Mulcahy) reports that researchers found that “there was a ‘substantial,’ statistically significant reduction in breast cancer mortality between 1991 and 2005 associated with the” UK National Health Service Breast Screening Programme. Investigators found that an “invitation to be screened, when compared with not being invited, was” linked to “a reduction in breast cancer mortality in 1991 to 2005 of 21%...after adjustment for three major variables (age, socioeconomic status, and lead-time).” Medscape points out that the program “is one of the largest in the world and has invited women aged 50 to 64 years to be screened every 3 years.” The findings were published in the British Journal of Cancer. 

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