In spite of evidence from many western countries, including the U.S., screening advocates persist in attributing observed mortality declines to screening, not to improved therapy. In fact, the evidence is strong that it is therapy, not screening, that accounts for the mortality decreases.
Professor Emerita, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Cornelia Baines is a Professor Emerita at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and an advisor to EvidenceNetwork.ca, a comprehensive and non-partisan online resource designed to help journalists covering health policy issues in Canada.
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