Martin Yaffe


Martin J. Yaffe, is a professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Physical Sciences Platform, Sunnybrook Research Institute; and Co-Director, Imaging Research Program, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

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by Martin Yaffe

Breast-cancer screening: Balancing harm vs. risks

One would expect that the priority of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on breast-cancer screening would be to recommend practices that would maximally reduce mortality and morbidity from disease. In the case of breast cancer, this suggests focusing on effective guidelines for those who are at increased probability of developing disease or increased risk of late diagnosis and the consequent higher likelihood of premature death or morbidity associated with treating advanced disease.

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