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Alternatives to population-based screening in elderly breast cancer patients

23rd - 25th Oct 2014

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Published: 10.11.14
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Dr Nienke De Glas - Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Dr de Glas talks to ecancertv at SIOG 2014 about her research on screening elderly patients for breast cancer. For every advanced stage tumour predicted, many elderly women were overdiagnosed.

"In this age group, we should not offer population-based screening, but personalised screening," Dr de Glas says. "Screening can actually harm people, especially in the older age group."

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European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

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ecancer Global Foundation