Philip Strax – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

September 11, 2016

Philip Strax (January 1, 1909 – March 9, 1999) was a radiologist who pioneered the use ofmammography to screen for early breast cancer. With co-investigators statistician Sam Shapiro and surgeon Louis Venet he conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing outcomes of 60,000 women who received either mammogram and clinical breast exam (study group) or "usual practices in receiving medical care" (control group).