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October 2014

Lessons From the Swiss Medical Board Recommendation Against Mammography Screening Programs

Author Affiliations
  • 1Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2Department of General Internal Medicine, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(10):1541-1542. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4197

When the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 recommended against universal breast cancer screening with mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years, some scientists, radiologists, politicians, and patients strongly objected.1 The controversy has been called the “mammography wars.”2

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