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Cancer Screening, Surrogates of Survival, and the Soma

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James DeGregori, Paul Pharoah, Peter Sasieni, Charles Swanton

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-437
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Published12 Oct 2020

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Screening leads to meaningful reductions in deaths from cancers. However, reductions in all-cause mortality (ACM) are harder to demonstrate. Failure to demonstrate ACM benefit should not diminish advances in cancer screening. We consider how co-morbidities related to an aging and damaged soma can hinder achievement of ACM benefit.

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