How should we screen for breast cancer?

Using evidence to make medical decisions


  • Howard Wainer

    1. Distinguished Research Scientist for the National Board of Medical Examiners and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Breast cancer is a killer. Screening for it is commonly seen as a life-saver, and moves to reduce screening programmes are understandably greeted with outrage. But, as Howard Wainer explains, evidence is a great help in deciding such issues.