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Efficient Treatments Reduce the Cost-Efficiency of Breast Cancer ScreeningEfficient Treatments Reduce the Cost-Efficiency of Breast Cancer Screening

Philippe Autier, MD, PhD
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 12 January 2016.

From University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health at the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France.

Disclosures: The author has disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-2789.

Requests for Single Reprints: Philippe Autier, MD, PhD, University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health, Espace Européen, Building G, Allée Claude Debussy, 69130 Ecully, France; e-mail, philippe.autier@i-pri.org.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(4):297-298. doi:10.7326/M15-2789
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In this issue, Birnbaum and colleagues evaluate whether the availability of efficient adjuvant and chemotherapy treatments would have changed reductions in the risk for breast cancer death reported by randomized trials on breast cancer screening. The editorialist discusses these results and the implications for women having breast cancer screening.

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