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New Drugs Trump Mammograms for Fewer Cancer Deaths, Study Says
San Francisco Chronicle

Better medicines and more efficient health-care systems, rather than a greater number of mammograms, may explain drops in breast-cancer deaths in Europe over the past two decades, researchers found.

Scientists studying the link between screening and mortality over the past two decades said widespread use of mammograms didn’t play any “direct part” in reducing deaths from the most common malignancy in women. Their findings were published today in the British Medical Journal.