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Financial Incentive Motivates Colorectal Cancer Screening

Financial Incentive Motivates Colorectal Cancer Screening

Researchers investigated whether a financial reward could help drive colorectal cancer participation.

Undergoing CT Lung Cancer Screening May Motivate Quit Attempts in Persons at High Risk

Undergoing CT Lung Cancer Screening May Motivate Quit Attempts in Persons at High Risk

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Contrary to some concerns, persons at high risk for lung cancer who undergo CT lung scans are more likely to attempt smoking cessation regardless of their test results compared with unscreened persons.

MSTF Releases Updated Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

MSTF Releases Updated Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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The United States Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on Colorectal Cancer Screening updated its recommendations, confirming that screening in people at average risk should begin at age 50 years. The update also includes a ranking of current screening modalities.

Prostate-specific PET and CT Imaging Improves Detection of Disease and Patient Care

Prostate-specific PET and CT Imaging Improves Detection of Disease and Patient Care

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Prostate-specific molecular imaging, such as PET and CT, can detect more cancer and improve patient care.

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Also a Result of Screening Mammography Programs

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Also a Result of Screening Mammography Programs

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Screening mammography programs increased early detection of tumors, improving outcomes for those women; however, these programs also increased detection of tumors that would never pose a clinical problem.

Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups

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Follow-up after abnormal results on mammography is more likely to be delayed among Asian American women compared with white women, and varies between different Asian ethnicities.

Screening Recommendations for Children with Common Cancer Predisposition Syndromes

Screening Recommendations for Children with Common Cancer Predisposition Syndromes

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The Pediatric Cancer Working Group of the AACR released its first consensus screening guidelines for children with common cancer predisposition syndromes.

Navigating the Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patient: CT Lung Cancer Screening Development

Navigating the Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patient: CT Lung Cancer Screening Development

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Developing a lung cancer screening program involves a number of challenges, including identifying patients in need of screening, patient follow-up, and community support.

Patient Navigators Found to Boost Lung Cancer Screening Rates

Patient Navigators Found to Boost Lung Cancer Screening Rates

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Counseling current smokers and helping to direct their care may reduce lung cancer mortality in underserved low-income populations.

The United States Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommends Against Thyroid Cancer Screening

The United States Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommends Against Thyroid Cancer Screening

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Although screening is often recommended as the first line of prevention for most cancers, recent recommendation from the USPSTF advises against thyroid cancer screening in nonsymptomatic adults.

Risk for Disease, Advanced Stage at Diagnosis Higher With Delayed Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results

Risk for Disease, Advanced Stage at Diagnosis Higher With Delayed Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results

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Waiting 10 months or longer before follow-up colonoscopy after a positive FIT result is associated with higher risk of disease as well as advanced stage at diagnosis.

Program Developed To Provide Cancer Screening Services for Under/Un-Insured Asian Indio Women

Program Developed To Provide Cancer Screening Services for Under/Un-Insured Asian Indio Women

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Researchers summarize the program development, outcomes, and lessons learned from a program that provided cancer screening services for under/uninsured Asian Indio women.

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

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Given recent guideline changes and lack of consistency in guidelines, a survey sought to highlight how primary care physicians recommend breast cancer screening to their patients.

Noninvasive 2-Gene Test Helps Distinguish Melanoma From Nonmelanoma

Noninvasive 2-Gene Test Helps Distinguish Melanoma From Nonmelanoma

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Two-gene pigmented lesion test classifies skin lesions as melanoma or nonmelanoma, helping with diagnostic challenges faced with the visual image and pattern recognition approach.

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the types of mammograms, false-positive and false-negative results, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis mammography.

A Navigator's Take: Developing Cancer Screening Programs in Your Community

A Navigator's Take: Developing Cancer Screening Programs in Your Community

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A review of the importance of cancer screening programs and the important role of the oncology nurse navigator/care coordinator in developing them.

Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening Lower for Adults With Disabilities

Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening Lower for Adults With Disabilities

Transportation issues, lack of awareness, other barriers may be to blame for diminished colorectal screening rates.

Free Lung Cancer Screening Findings Support Continual Screenings in High-Risk Populations

Free Lung Cancer Screening Findings Support Continual Screenings in High-Risk Populations

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A free lung cancer screening program in Augusta, Georgia, found more than double the lung cancer rate of previous screenings.

Shared Decision-making Visits Improved Comfort With Lung Cancer Screening Decisions

Shared Decision-making Visits Improved Comfort With Lung Cancer Screening Decisions

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Patients were more comfortable with their decisions about lung cancer screening after a shared decision-making visit.

Colorectal Cancer in 2017: Incidence Rates Going Up in Younger Patients, Down in Older Patients

Colorectal Cancer in 2017: Incidence Rates Going Up in Younger Patients, Down in Older Patients

ACS colorectal cancer statistics show an overall decrease in incidence due to increases in screening rates; however, age-related incidence is trending up in younger persons, down in older persons.

Quarterly Testing for Biomarker Improves Detection of Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer in High-Risk Women

Quarterly Testing for Biomarker Improves Detection of Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer in High-Risk Women

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A protocol of testing of CA125 levels quarterly with subsequent transvaginal ultrasound examination increased detection of early-stage ovarian cancer in women at high-risk for the disease.

Trends in Mammography Indicate Better Detection of Cancer, More Biopsies

Trends in Mammography Indicate Better Detection of Cancer, More Biopsies

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Digital mammography has improved breast cancer detection, increased biopsies.

Breast Tomosynthesis Technique May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Screening Recall Rate

Breast Tomosynthesis Technique May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Screening Recall Rate

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Digital breast tomosynthesis used with full-field digital mammography has the potential to reduce call-back rates for breast examinations.

Supplemental MRI Improves Breast Cancer Detection

Supplemental MRI Improves Breast Cancer Detection

MRI screening has high specificity and positive predictive value in average risk women.

Annual Screening of High-Risk Smokers Only More Cost-effective Than Current Methods

Annual Screening of High-Risk Smokers Only More Cost-effective Than Current Methods

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Annual lung cancer screening of only high-risk smokers more cost-effective than current methods.

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Low Among Present and Former Smokers

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Low Among Present and Former Smokers

Researchers estimate that out of the 6.8 million current and former smokers eligible for lung cancer screening in 2015, only a fraction received it.

Many VHA Patients Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening

Many VHA Patients Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening

Second study shows increase in lung cancer screening from 1.3 to 2.1 percent from 2010 to 2015

Prostate Cancer Treatment Rates Decrease Following Changes in Treatment Recommendations

Prostate Cancer Treatment Rates Decrease Following Changes in Treatment Recommendations

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The implementation of recommendations opposing regular prostate cancer screening appear to have lowered treatment rates dramatically.

The Affordable Care Act Has Increased the Use of Mammography But Not Colonoscopy

The Affordable Care Act Has Increased the Use of Mammography But Not Colonoscopy

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An assessment of the use of mammography and colonoscopy among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries before and after the Affordable Care Act demonstrates the impact of out-of-pocket costs in this population.

Screening for Breast Cancer Correlates with Significant Overdiagnosis

Screening for Breast Cancer Correlates with Significant Overdiagnosis

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A review of data from 2 Danish cancer registries revealed the incidence of overdiagnosis of tumors not likely to affect a patient's health during her lifetime and diagnosis of advanced tumors in a program offering biennial mammography for women aged 50 to 69 years.

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