Published in Cancer Weekly, March 3rd, 1997
Dr. Richard Klausner, U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) acknowledged to a Senate panel that an NCI advisory panel's recent refusal to state whether women in that age group should have the breast cancer screening had muddied the waters. That panel basically said women should make up their own minds.
A separate advisory panel charged with drawing up a more definitive report has been planned and Klausner said the goal, at a minimum, would be to lay out clearly the benefits and drawbacks for screening.
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