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Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer

Nick E Day, Stephen Duffy, Eugenio Paci

  1. Content type: Review

    There is a delicate balance between the favourable and unfavourable side-effects of screening in general. Overdiagnosis, the detection of breast cancers by screening that would otherwise never have been clinic...

    Authors: Harry J de Koning, Gerrit Draisma, Jacques Fracheboud and Arry de Bruijn

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2005 8:202

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  2. Content type: Review

    Randomised controlled trials have shown that the policy of mammographic screening confers a substantial and significant reduction in breast cancer mortality. This has often been accompanied, however, by an inc...

    Authors: Stephen W Duffy, Olorunsola Agbaje, Laszlo Tabar, Bedrich Vitak, Nils Bjurstam, Lena Björneld, Jonathan P Myles and Jane Warwick

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2005 7:258

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