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December 18, 1991

A Switch in Time Saves a Statistical Bind

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

JAMA. 1991;266(23):3284. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03470230042020

To the Editor.  —In a review of breast cancer treatment in the student-edited Pulse section of JAMA,1 the following statement was made: "Each year one in ten women is confronted with breast cancer...." I think not. It's bad enough that the author is a former president of the American Cancer Society, but the Pulse editor also seems to have been asleep at the switch.