Compared to her Swedish or American counterpart, the average British woman is dismally unaware of the nature of her most common type of malignant disease. When originally awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Fellowship, Sir Patrick Forrest intended to produce an account of the nature of breast cancer for the professional in all branches of health care. However, with mounting criticism against the decision to implement screening for breast cancer in Britain, Sir Patrick instead attempted to address the question: why did Britain screen?
Forrest P (1990) Breast cancer: The decision to screen. Nuffield Trust.