Cochrane Stories is a new series of special sessions created for the Vienna Colloquium. Cochrane stories are not scientific presentations of numbers and facts but rather personal stories of struggles, challenges, successes, and maybe failures.
Peter Gotzsche’s Cochrane report, “Screening for breast cancer with mammography” has been widely cited but also hotly debated. It summarizes the evidence on an emotionally charged topic that is difficult to explain to clinicians
and the general public. In this Cochrane story, Ingrid Mühlhauser and Peter Goetzsche tell about their struggle to steer the discussion about the benefits and harms of mammography screening into the realm of the rational.
Chairs: Gerald Gartlehner & Irmgard Schilller-Fruehwirth
Ingrid Muehlhauser, Chair of the German Network for Evidence-based Medicine
Peter Goetzsche, Lead author of the 2013 Cochrane Review on mammograhy for breast cancer screening