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Comment & Response
April 5, 2016

Breast Cancer Screening: Benefit or Harm?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
JAMA. 2016;315(13):1402. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.19126

To the Editor In the systematic review of breast cancer screening, Dr Myers and colleagues1 claimed that our Cochrane review2 showed that breast screening reduces cause-specific mortality by 19%, there was no significant heterogeneity, and our results were similar to those of other reviews. This misrepresents our findings and creates an impression of scientific agreement that does not exist.

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