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Results from national breast cancer screening programme

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Published: 22.03.12
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Jacques Fracheboud - Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Mr Jacques Fracheboud presents results from one of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programmes at a press conference at the 8th European Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna.

 

The results show that the screening programme has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable.

 

For More Information: Twenty-year results from national breast cancer screening programme show a significant drop in deaths, limited harm and reasonable costs

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