Recently published 7-year results from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study (NBSS) generated much controversy and criticism.
In women aged 40 to 49 years at entry, no reduction in breast cancer mortality was observed when screened women were compared with virtually unscreened women.
In women aged 50 to 59 years, breast cancer mortality was similar when annual screening with mammography and physical examination was compared with annual screening with physical examination alone.
Although NBSS results in 40- to 49-year-old women are similar to those from previously published screening studies, critics have attacked the study's design, randomization, execution, mammography, follow-up procedures, contamination of controls, and analysis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma, Glande mammaire, Homme, Femelle, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Indication, Dépistage, Prévention, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Appareil génital pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Human, Female, Canada, North America, America, Indication, Medical screening, Prevention, Mortality, Epidemiology, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases, Female genital diseases, Genital diseases
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Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.