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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.

Perceived Breast Density May Influence Single Read Suitability

Perceived Breast Density May Influence Single Read Suitability

Features mainly linked to mammographic breast density are key in influencing a classification of normal.

<i>BRCA</i> Testing, Not Mastectomies, Show Increase After Jolie Editorial

BRCA Testing, Not Mastectomies, Show Increase After Jolie Editorial

More women tested for the BRCA genes but no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates

Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women

Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women

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A community breast navigation program successfully increased mammogram screening rates among African American and Latino women, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

Benefits of FIT As CRC Screening Method Examined

Benefits of FIT As CRC Screening Method Examined

FIT has several advantages over gFOBT, but practical concerns should be considered

Novel Colonoscopy Prep Is Poised to Improve Screening Rates for Colon Cancer

Novel Colonoscopy Prep Is Poised to Improve Screening Rates for Colon Cancer

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Novel preparation formulation is as effective and safe as current colon prep for colonoscopy. Plus, study participants gave the prep experience a high satisfaction rating.

Decision Aids Help Patients Understand Lung Cancer Screening

Decision Aids Help Patients Understand Lung Cancer Screening

Patient understanding of lung cancer screening increased after participation in focus groups.

Cancer Screening Guidelines Need to Address Higher Risk in SOTRs

Cancer Screening Guidelines Need to Address Higher Risk in SOTRs

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Solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) are 3 times more likely to develop cancer; however, clinical practice guidelines for cancer screening in this population do not reflect this increased risk.

Experienced Radiologists Can Detect Breast Cancer at First Glance

Experienced Radiologists Can Detect Breast Cancer at First Glance

Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it.

Incidence of Early Stage Prostate Cancer Lower After USPSTF Recommendation Against PSA Testing

Incidence of Early Stage Prostate Cancer Lower After USPSTF Recommendation Against PSA Testing

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Following the USPSTF recommendation against routine PSA testing in all men, incidence rates of early stage prostate cancer in men 50 years and older declined substantially, according to a recent study.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking to Recommend Full-body Skin Cancer Screens

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking to Recommend Full-body Skin Cancer Screens

New report doesn't change Task Force's prior statement on skin cancer screening issued in 2009

Routine Pap Smears Improve Cervical Cancer Risk in Women Older Than 65 Years

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Despite confirmation of a link between routine Pap smear screening and a lower risk of developing cervical cancer in women older than 65 years, most US health guidelines discourage older women from undergoing routine Pap smears unless they have pre-existing risk factors.

Training Primary Care Providers to Screen for Melanoma Increases Diagnoses, With Little Affect on Dermatology Visits or Skin Surgeries

Training Primary Care Providers to Screen for Melanoma Increases Diagnoses, With Little Affect on Dermatology Visits or Skin Surgeries

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Training primary care providers (PCP) to detect early melanoma led to increased melanoma diagnoses, but had little impact on skin surgeries or dermatology visits.

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