Publication Abstract

Authors: Olsen O, G°tzsche PC

Title: Cochrane review on screening for breast cancer with mammography.

Journal: Lancet 358(9290):1340-2

Date: 2001 Oct 20

Abstract: In 2000, we reported that there is no reliable evidence that screening for breast cancer reduces mortality. As we discuss here, a Cochrane review has now confirmed and strengthened our previous findings. The review also shows that breast-cancer mortality is a misleading outcome measure. Finally, we use data supplemental to those in the Cochrane review to show that screening leads to more aggressive treatment.