When Screening Is Bad for Women’s Health (‘Los Angeles Times’)


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“Looking harder isn't the right way to combat breast cancer,” writes Dartmouth’s H. Gilbert Welch in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece. “What do we get when we look harder? More false alarms and more overdiagnosis—with no obvious change in what we really care about: breast cancer deaths.”

Welch is a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. He is also a professor of business administration for the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program.

Read the full opinion piece, published 7/19/15 by the Los Angeles Times.

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