An overview of major breast screening studies and their findings

Comis J, To T
Record ID 31995000006
English, French
Authors' objectives:

To summarize findings reported by breast cancer screening studies, and to evaluate the impact of screening on incidence and mortality.

Authors' results and conclusions: There is evidence that mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality in women over 50. The evidence in younger women is still inconclusive
Authors' recommendations: Conclusive demonstration of the effects of a screening programme must await large studies which are underway, with long-term follow-up.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 1992
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mammography
  • Mass Screening
Organisation Name: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment
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