Current controversy on the effectiveness of mammographic screening for breast cancer in western nations

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Abstract

In 2000, Olsen and Gøtzsche raised doubt about the results of randomized controlled trials (RCT) on the effectiveness of mammography screening. The paper aroused much criticism, and on October 20, 2001, Olsen and Gøtzsche again published the results of meta-analysis on the effectiveness of screening for breast cancer using mammography. Their results suggested that there was no reliable evidence that mammography screening reduced mortality. Their article in 2001 created worldwide controversy on the effectiveness of screening for breast cancer using mammography. However, breast cancer mortality has declined after introducing the screening mammography in many Western nations, and the guidelines for breast cancer screening were not changed in the countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-162
Number of pages5
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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