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Dr. Anne Kearney

Professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Breast cancer screening, Mammography, Population-based mammography screening, Work life of nurses


Routine mammograms do not save lives: The research is clear

The Conversation, October 1, 2017Online


As breast cancer awareness month kicks off, all women should know something: there is no reliable evidence that routine mammograms for healthy women save lives.


Anne Kearney is a full Professor in the School of Nursing at Memorial University of Newfoundland where she teaches community health. Her primary two areas of research are breast screening effectiveness, particularly population-based mammography screening, and the worklife of nurses. Previous roles at Memorial include Director of the Centre for Nursing Studies, Co-director of the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education, and Principal of an Atlantic-wide graduate program in applied health services research. She has served on a number of local, provincial, national, and international boards of directors, primarily related to cancer.


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Mammography
  • Population-based mammography screening
  • Work life of nurses

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