Select a Breast Screening study for #PHTwitJC 20

The selected topic for our #PHTwitJC chat on Sunday, 18th November, 8.00pm GMT is breast cancer screening. This is an issue that has been in the UK news a lot recently. Help us to select a study to discuss.

Please note that two of the three suggestions are not journal articles   as such (which is our normal practice) but reviews.  One (‘Marmot review’, choice 3)  is in a lengthy ‘report’ format but  has recently generated headlines.

Following suggestions from @mgtmccartney and @IanatPHP we have added a fourth option, which is to compare studies 2 and 3 (Cochrane and Marmot reviews).  Any earlier votes will still stand.

Poll closes  Tuesday 13th November.

Full references

Mette Kalager, Marvin Zelen, Frøydis Langmark, and Hans-Olov Adami, 2010. Effect of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Mortality in Norway, N Engl J Med 2010; 363:1203-1210 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1000727 Link

Gøtzsche PC, Nielsen M 2011 Screening for breast cancer with mammography (Review) The Cochrane Library Issue 4 (NB long document: main body of review on pp.1-15)

Independent Panel on Breast Cancer Screening (2012) Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening [Marmot Review]. Cancer Research UK / Department of Health England. Full text available here (NB main report very long, Exec Summary available) Summary also available as journal article (Paywalled link): Lancet October 30, 2012

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