"Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labour of being sick." Thomas Adams, 1618"Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labour of being sick."
Thomas Adams, 1618

Posts Tagged ‘screening’

Autier invited in debate on Mammography Screening

Dr. Philippe Autier, vice-President Population Research of the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI),  participated in a radio debate on Mammagraphy Screening on French radio station “France Inter”. “Breast cancer: how about screening? Mammography screening is at the centre of a scientific contreversy for several years.” To hear the whole debate (in French), click here.  

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Breast Cancer Screening Statement

iPRI calls for an independent inquiry into the effectiveness of Mammographic Screening for Breast Cancer and supports the review ordered by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Health into the recent error made by England’s National Health Service that reportedly excluded 450,000 women from a previously promised mammography. Breast cancer is the…

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Mammography Benefits Overestimated

An in-depth review of randomised trials on screening for breast, colo-rectal, cervical, prostate and lung cancers, published today in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, shows that the benefits of mammographic screening are likely to have been over-estimated.

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Prostate Cancer Screening using the PSA Test Does more Harm than Good

NEWS RELEASE Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Lyon, France, 29 September 2013 — Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is widely used in France despite a lack of evidence showing that it reduces cancer deaths. Now, researchers have shown that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening, according to research to…

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Breast cancer screening has little to do with falling breast cancer deaths

An international team of researchers from France, the UK and Norway coordinated by Philippe Autier, Research Director at the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) found that better treatment and improving health systems are more likely to have led to falling numbers of deaths from breast cancer than screening which was published in the British Medical…

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