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College of American Pathologists Discourages Informing Most Non-Invasive EFVPTC Patients about NIFTP Reclassification
An article published recently in Cap Today Online, a publication of the College of American Pathologists, has opined that most patients who have already been treated for the type of thyroid cancer (noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant) need not be informed that their “cancer” has been reclassified. 246 more words
Dartmouth's Louise Davies Publishes Study on Thyroid Cancer Patients who are Self-Described as "Overdiagnosed"
Dr. Louise Davies, a Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth College and the Chief of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at the VA Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont, 153 more words
Johns, L.E. et al. (2017) British Journal of Cancer. 116. pp. 246–252.
Background: Population breast screening has been implemented in the UK for over 25 years, but the size of benefit attributable to such programmes remains controversial. 63 more words
Once again, a journal article claiming extremely high rates of breast cancer overdiagnosis (“up to 48%”) makes big news.
Here’s the problem: it’s a retrospective cohort study which calculated an overdiagnosis % based on a truly bizarre endpoint: the total number of “advanced” versus “non-advanced” breast cancers. 406 more words