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Comment & Response
April 2018

Data-Driven Mammography Screening Practices

Author Affiliations
  • 1Sutter Medical Group, Sacramento, California
JAMA Oncol. 2018;4(4):587-588. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.4069

To the Editor Lee and colleagues1 provide an exacting analysis of contemporary US breast cancer screening practices and suggest that screening elderly women into the ninth or tenth decades of life may be reasonable. This is because cancer detection, positive predictive value, and recall rates imply satisfactory balance among harms of mammography and detection of cancers.