Archive for the 'Preventive Medicine'

Are lives saved by screening asymptomatic adults for disease?

New paper published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology says that randomized controlled trials (the gold standard method of evaluation) show that few currently available screening...

Cancer Screening Unlikely To Benefit Patients With A Short Life Expectancy

Less than 10 years and risks are likely to outweigh benefits Breast and colorectal cancer screening should be targeted towards patients with a life expectancy greater than 10 years: for any shorter life expectancy the harms are likely to outweigh the benefits, concludes a study published on bmj.com today...

Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives, New Study Shows

The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention is the largest of its kind in Australia and one of the largest in the world. It followed about 4,000 women in a study of the BreastScreen program in Western Australia...