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Time lag to benefit after screening for breast and colorectal cancer: meta-analysis of survival data from the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark

08 Jan 2013

Clinical practice guidelines recommend targeting breast and colorectal cancer screening to healthy older patients who have a substantial life expectancy. However, it is unclear how long a patient needs to live to potentially derive survival benefit from screening. The US authors of this paper sought to determine an estimate of the length of time needed after breast or colorectal cancer screening before a survival benefit is observed.

Date: 
8 January 2013

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