Garbage In, Garbage Out: A Flawed Study Cannot Measure the Value of Mammograms

February 22, 2014 6:08 AM

10 0

Garbage In, Garbage Out: A Flawed Study Cannot Measure the Value of Mammograms

A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) denouncing the value of mammography tore through the news cycle last week, leading many women to once again question the need for these breast cancer screenings. What was left out of many of the media reports are serious doubts about the validity of this study, an oversight that gives this research far more credibility than it deserves. The effect of this flawed study is that it is causing considerable confusion that will ultimately put women's lives at risk.

There are multiple problems with the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, which independent reviewers of the research have pointed out. One of the most glaring is the poor quality of the mammograms used in the study, which were taken in the early 1980s, when the technology was nowhere near as g...

Read more

To category page

Loading...