Silver Book Fact

Studies have shown that annual mammograms reduce breast cancer related mortality in women by 20-40%.

Kerlikowske, Karla, Deborah Grady, S. Rubin, C. Sandrock, and Virginia L. Ernster. Efficacy of Screening Mammography: A meta-analysis. JAMA. 1995; 273: 149-154. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/273/2/149

Reference

Title
Efficacy of Screening Mammography: A meta-analysis
Publication
JAMA
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
1995
Authors
Kerlikowske, Karla, Deborah Grady, S. Rubin, C. Sandrock, and Virginia L. Ernster
Pages
149-154
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • For women age 40 or older, timely mammograms could reduce breast cancer mortality by about 16%–compared to those who are not screened.  
  • A drug for testicular cancer that cost an estimated $56 million to develop led to a sharp increase in survival rate and an annual return of $166 million in treatment…  
  • Reductions in mortality for lung, female breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers accounted for 60 to 80 percent of the total decrease in all cancer deaths since the early 1990s.  
  • Close to one third of all drugs currently in the biopharmaceutical pipeline are for cancer, with around 5,500 potential first-in-class cancer medicines in development.  
  • “If you had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in 1999, chances were that you would not be alive today. Just 3 out of 10 patients survived for…