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

A BMJ article, rightly or wrongly(!), that challenges current thinking



The claim that cancer screening saves lives is based on fewer deaths due to the target cancer. Vinay Prasad and colleagues argue that reductions in overall mortality should be the benchmark and call for higher standards of evidence for cancer screening



http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.h6080