Can J Surg 2016;59(1):62-66 | PDF
Muriel Brackstone, MD; Steven Latosinsky, MD; Elizabeth Saettler, MD; Ralph George, MD
Given the recent debate over breast cancer screening that was reignited by the 25-year follow-up data from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, the Canadian Journal of Surgery commissioned a group of Canadian experts to debate the value of screening mammography. We discuss the Canadian study and summarize the arguments in favour of and against screening mammography for average-risk patients. We also provide summary recommendations for the use of mammography.
Accepted for publication Oct. 6, 2015
Affiliations: From the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Breast Clinic, London, Ont. (Brackstone, Latosinsky, Saettler); the Regional Cancer Program, London, Ont. (Brackstone, Latosinsky, Saettler); and the CIBC Breast Clinic, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ont. (George).
Competing interests: None declared.
Contributors: All authors contributed substantially to the conception, writing and revision of this commentary and approved the final version for publication.
Correspondence to: M. Brackstone, London Regional Cancer Program, 790 Commissioners Rd. East, Suite A3-931, London, ON, N6A 4L6; email@example.com