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The effect of service screening on breast cancer mortality rates

Associate Professor Brian Cox, epidemiologist - University of Otago
Associate Professor Brian Cox, epidemiologist - University of Otago
August 2008
Research Grant

What is the problem and who is affected?

Routine breast screening is strongly encouraged in New Zealand but does it actually reduce the patient's risk of dying from breast cancer?

What is this research hoping to achieve?

Dr Cox and his team aim to estimate the effect of breast screening on age-specific breast cancer mortality rates.

Update: Dr Cox and his team found that breast screening reduced breast cancer mortality rates for women between the ages of 60 and 74, but they observed the greatest reduction in women aged 65-69 years.