PinkDrive intervention ‘over-rated’ – experts

Chris Bateman


Breast health professionals are questioning the life-saving impact of the high profile non-profit breast cancer organisation PinkDrive. But PinkDrive founder Noelene Kotschan has roundly rejected the attack.

The multi-disciplinary Breast Interest Group of South Africa (BIGOSA) claims PinkDrive has been forced to stop its mammographic screening activities – which Izindaba showcased as temporarily eliminating public sector mammography backlogs in our December issue[1] – due to poor imaging and interpretation as well as failure to provide work-up for positive findings. The group, a multi-disciplinary national collective of medical professionals linked to breast health, further claims that PinkDrive violated multiple scientifically sound principles and failed to operate under ‘any kind of scientific scrutiny’.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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Pink Drive, Mammography, breast cancer

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(3):136-137. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6753

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Date submitted: 2013-01-31
Date published: 2013-02-21

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