Published in Cancer Weekly, May 14th, 2002
Considerable debate surrounds the issue of screening mammography and its possible benefits. A research letter by Ole Olsen and Peter Gotzsche (Lancet, 2001;358:1340-1342) concluded that there was no reliable evidence from randomized trials to support the benefit of screening mammography. Lennarth Nystrom and colleagues from the University of Umea, Sweden, presented new data updating the overview of four Swedish randomized controlled trials on mammography...
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