Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Public Knowledge of Benefits of Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening in Europe

Feufel, Markus; Gigerenzer, Gerd

Harding Zentrum für Risikokompetenz (Dr. Wolfgang Gaissmaier)
MPI für Bildungsforschung, Berlin

Researchers of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin asked more than 10,000 individuals in nine European countries about their knowledge of the benefits of early detection screening for cancer. It turns out that Europeans are poorly informed optimists when it comes to early detection screening.

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