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Quantifying and monitoring overdiagnosis in cancer screening: a systematic review of methods.

Carter JL, Coletti RJ, Harris RP. Quantifying and monitoring overdiagnosis in cancer screening: a systematic review of methods. BMJ. 2015;350:g7773. doi:10.1136/bmj.g7773.

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January 21, 2015
Carter JL, Coletti RJ, Harris RP. BMJ. 2015;350:g7773.

Seeking to identify the best strategies for accurately quantifying and monitoring overdiagnosis over time, this systematic review examined studies that measured overdiagnosis rates for nine common cancers. The authors concluded that ecological and cohort studies led by unbiased researchers show the most promise for monitoring overdiagnosis in cancer screening programs.

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Carter JL, Coletti RJ, Harris RP. Quantifying and monitoring overdiagnosis in cancer screening: a systematic review of methods. BMJ. 2015;350:g7773. doi:10.1136/bmj.g7773.