Mammogram rate did not decline after controversial USPSTF recommendations

Contact: Tom Langford tlangford@partners.org 617-534-1605 Brigham and Women’s Hospital In 2009, the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommended against annual mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49 Boston – More than three years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammogram screening for women between the…

Harms from breast cancer screening outweigh benefits if death caused by treatment is included

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Cancer expert remains to be convinced by breast screening review Harms from breast cancer screening outweigh benefits if death caused by treatment is included Michael Baum, Professor emeritus of surgery at University College London says that, while deaths from breast cancer may be avoided, any benefit will…

Breast cancer screening saves lives, says study??? that screening only narrowly decreased risks that a 50-year-old woman would die from breast cancer within 10 years — from 0.53 percent to 0.46 percent.

Engineering Evil Note: There seems to be conflicting studies being utilized to favor screening. I found this report stating that they used no current data for the meta analysis. The data they claimed to have used here was over 20 years old. I am withholding my humble opinion to see if there were current studies, and if…

137th Health Research Report 07 SEP 2008

 Full Report at www.healthresearchreport.me Editors Top Five:   1. Study Finds How BPA Affects Gene Expression, Anxiety; Soy Mitigates Effects 2. Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against ‘superbugs’ 3. Johns Hopkins team finds ICU misdiagnoses may account for as many annual deaths as breast cancer 4. Prenatal exposure to pesticide additive linked with…

US cancer body oversells mammograms: experts

 2 Aug 2012 Medical experts on Friday accused a major US breast cancer foundation known for its high-profile “pink ribbon” campaign of overselling pre-emptive mammography and understating the risks. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation uses misleading statistics in its pro-screening campaigns, two doctors from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical…

New study supports claim that breast screening may be causing more harm than good

Requested Repost from Dec 2011 Research: Possible net harms of breast cancer screening: Updated modelling of Forrest report A new study published on bmj.com today supports the claim that the introduction of breast cancer screening in the UK may have caused more harm than good. Harms included false positives (abnormal results that turn out to…