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Figure 1: Model of 10-year survival given varying estrogen receptor true positive rates (the clinically plausible range of 60-100%) and varying estrogen receptor false negative testing rates (the clinically plausible range of 0-30%). The green area indicates the predicted 10-year survival for the scenario where only patients with a positive estrogen receptor result are treated with tamoxifen. The blue area indicates the predicted 10-year survival for the scenario all patients are treated with tamoxifen regardless of their estrogen receptor status. Populations in region "a" had the highest overall survival rate if only ER patients were treated with tamoxifen; region "b" populations had a higher overall survival rate if every patient was treated with tamoxifen regardless of ER status

Figure 1: Model of 10-year survival given varying estrogen receptor true positive rates (the clinically plausible range of 60-100%) and varying estrogen receptor false negative testing rates (the clinically plausible range of 0-30%). The green area indicates the predicted 10-year survival for the scenario where only patients with a positive estrogen receptor result are treated with tamoxifen. The blue area indicates the predicted 10-year survival for the scenario all patients are treated with tamoxifen regardless of their estrogen receptor status. Populations in region