NEJM Article Suggesting Overdiagnosis from Mammography Screening is Scientifically Incorrect and Should be Withdrawn

Daniel B. Kopans, M.D. recently wrote an article for the Journal of the American College of Radiology(JACR) discussing the publication of the recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article on the effectiveness of mammographic screening raises two major issues that need to be addressed. The first is the lack of scientific rigor in the paper itself. The second is why a highly respected journal would publish such a flawed analysis.