January 15, 2016

Why cancer screening has never been shown to “save lives”—and what we can do about it



The claim that cancer screening saves lives is based on fewer deaths due to the target cancer. 

Vinay Prasad, assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University, joins us to argue that reductions in overall mortality should be the benchmark and call for higher standards of evidence for cancer screening. Read more.

BMJ

Related,
Full disclosure about cancer screening - BMJ
Breast cancer screening recommendations could endanger women - ScienceDaily

'Cancer Screening Has Never Saved Lives' - BMJ Study Concludes - GreenMedInfo

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