Number of women put through unnecessary tests would reduce if screening done by risk, find UCL researchers

Women who are at lower risk of breast cancer – about a third of the population – would be better off not being invited for NHS screening for the disease, according to new research.

Researchers at University College London have found in a modelling study that screening according to risk would reduce the number of women who are put through unnecessary tests and treatment for breast cancer without substantially increasing the numbers who are missed.

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