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Screening Mammography:

More Than Just One Trial
Published:October 27, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2015.08.031
      In the commentary article “Mammogram Trials” published recently in Academic Radiology, the scientific evidence supporting screening mammography is questioned (
      • Jha S.
      • Ware J.B.
      Mammogram trials.
      ). Contrary to the article's plural title, a single randomized control trial is presented, the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, which is the only one trial that failed to demonstrate a reduced mortality from breast cancer (
      • Miller A.B.
      • Wall C.
      • Baines C.J.
      • et al.
      Twenty five year follow-up for breast cancer incidence and mortality for of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study: a randomized screening trial.
      ). Thus, the article's discussion of screening mammography trials is far from balanced.
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