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Despite political backing, cancer-screening device yielded limited benefits
California Watch

When politics and medicine mix, the results are not always best for patients. That’s the upshot of an article by UC Davis physician and assistant professor Joshua Fenton, who studied the cost and efficacy of a device meant to scan breast-screening images for possible cancer. In an article published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Fenton connects the dots between politics and the provision of medical services that have not provided a clear advance in breast cancer treatment.