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.