Uptake of breast cancer prevention and screening trials

Evans et al publish figures again showing disappointingly  low recruitment rates of women at high risk of breast cancer to prevention trials. Of 4359 women invited to 5 different drug or dietary prevention trials only 5-13% decided to join the study concerned. In contrast uptake to two mammography screening trials was >95%. If we are to develop realistic alternatives to risk reducing surgery more high risk women need to be recruited to prevention trials. (By Professor D Gareth Evans, http://jmg.bmj.com/content/early/2010/10/23/jmg.2010.082768.abstract?papetoc )

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