Experts oppose anti-screening research


The researchers appeared driven by ideology, the experts said and accused them of “erroneous interpretation of data” and selective omission of evidence allowing them to conclude that declining breast cancer mortality was due solely to improved treatments.

“There seems to be an active anti-screening campaign orchestrated, in part, by members of the Nordic Cochrane Centre,” the experts, including former state radiologist for BreastScreen NSW  Dr Mary Rickard, wrote in a letter to The Lancet.

“Their specific aim seems to be to support a ­pre-existing opposition to all