Extra funding would cut UK breast cancer deaths:
This article was originally published in Clinica
An increase in funding of £9.7 million ($16 million) for the UK National Health Service breast screening programme could prevent more than 5,000 deaths, a new study has shown. Researchers in the Netherlands and the UK estimate that extending the programme to include women between the ages of 64 and 69 would reduce mortality by 16.4%, preventing 5,311 deaths over a 27-year period. The study, published in the August 8 edition of the British Medical Journal, also estimates that reducing the interval between screenings to two years would reduce the number of deaths by 15.3%.