Mammographic screening detects low-risk tumor biology breast cancers

Publication Name: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

Author(s): Drukker CA, Schmidt MK, Rutgers EJT, Cardoso F, Kerlikowske K, Esserman LJ, van Leeuwen FE, Pijnappel RM, Slaets L, Bogaerts J, Van't Veer LJ

Overdiagnosis of breast cancer, i.e. the detection of slow-growing tumors that would never have caused symptoms or death, became more prevalent with the implementation of population-based screening. Only rough estimates have been made of the proportion of patients that are … Continued