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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.

Radiologists Vary Widely on the Definition of Dense Breasts

Radiologists Vary Widely on the Definition of Dense Breasts

The definition of dense breasts can range from 6.3 to 84.5 percent of patients, depending on radiologist.

HPV Vaccination Program Reduces Cervical Cell Anomalies in Young Women

HPV Vaccination Program Reduces Cervical Cell Anomalies in Young Women

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Fewer cervical cell anomalies were present on cervical cancer screens of young women in Canada who received the HPV vaccine through a school-based program.

Annual Follow-up With Low-Dose CT Is Sufficient for Some Lung Nodules

Annual Follow-up With Low-Dose CT Is Sufficient for Some Lung Nodules

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For nonsolid nodules identified by CT screening for lung cancer, annual screening with low-dose CT can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery.

Most US Cancer Prevention Guidelines Lack Information Needed for Care Decisions

Most US Cancer Prevention Guidelines Lack Information Needed for Care Decisions

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Most US cancer prevention and screening recommendations do not provide adequate information for making informed care decisions.

Elderly Patients Often Not Up-to-Date on Screening for Colorectal Cancer

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Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) is not widely used by Americans age 75 years and older, even though some patients are healthy and may benefit.

Primary Care Melanoma Screening Does Not Cause Major Adverse Consequences

Primary Care Melanoma Screening Does Not Cause Major Adverse Consequences

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Population-based screening for melanoma performed by primary care providers does not cause substantial harm with respect to skin surgeries and dermatology visits.

Patient Navigation Improves Cancer Screening Rates in Targeted Patient Groups

Patient Navigation Improves Cancer Screening Rates in Targeted Patient Groups

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Patient navigators may improve rates of comprehensive cancer screening among low-income and ethnic minority populations. These patients were more likely to adhere to cancer-screening guidelines when assisted by patient navigators.

New Device Improves Breast Imaging With Less Radiation Exposure

New Device Improves Breast Imaging With Less Radiation Exposure

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New screening device provides images with 6 times better contrast of breast tumors and approximately half the radiation dose of standard mammography.

Preoperative Breast MRI Affected by Patient Positioning

Preoperative Breast MRI Affected by Patient Positioning

Employing a prone position during preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging might introduce error.

Baseline PSA Levels in Midlife Could Predict Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer

Baseline PSA Levels in Midlife Could Predict Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer

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Screening PSA levels at midlife could identify men who are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer later in life and who should be monitored more closely.

Patient Navigation Significantly Improves Cancer Screening Rates

Patient Navigation Significantly Improves Cancer Screening Rates

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The addition of a patient navigation component to a population-based IT system boosted screening rates for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer in patients at high risk for nonadherence.

Soles of the Feet Should Also Be Checked for Skin Cancer

Soles of the Feet Should Also Be Checked for Skin Cancer

Cutaneous melanoma is rare on feet, but often advanced at point of diagnosis.

Midlife PSA Levels Can Predict Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

Midlife PSA Levels Can Predict Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

PSA levels in midlife strongly predict future lethal prostate cancer risk in U.S. cohort.

Referrals for Lung Cancer CT Imaging Screening Remain Low Among Family Physicians

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Most family physicians report discussing low-dose CT imaging with patients at high risk for lung cancer, but referrals for screening remain low, a study published in the journal Cancer has shown.

Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Patients Effectively Detects CRC Early and Is Cost Neutral

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Offering free screening colonoscopies can identify CRC earlier in uninsured patients who are at high risk for developing the disease. In addition, the program is cost neutral from the perspective of a hospital system.

Practical Considerations for Implementing Lung Cancer Screening Coverage in a Health Care System

Practical Considerations for Implementing Lung Cancer Screening Coverage in a Health Care System

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What are the practical considerations for implementing a lung cancer screening program in a health care system? This question was addressed by Abbie Begnaud, MD, assistant professor, pulmonary, critical care, University of Minnesota, in a presentation at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Adhering to Patient Preferences Improves Patient Comfort During Skin Cancer Screening

Adhering to Patient Preferences Improves Patient Comfort During Skin Cancer Screening

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To improve patient comfort during full-body skin cancer screenings, dermatologists should respect patients' preferences for the gender of the examining clinician and for how the genital area is examined.

Offer Smoking Cessation Help With Lung Cancer Screening for Patients Who Smoke

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Smokers who visit a clinician for lung cancer screening should also be encouraged to quit smoking at that visit. Evidence-based behavioral strategies should be used, at each visit, to motivate smokers to quit.

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

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Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.

Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Need to Recognize Differences in Smoking Patterns of African Americans

Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Need to Recognize Differences in Smoking Patterns of African Americans

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Screening for lung cancer may have a disparity between African Americans and whites due to differences in smoking habits.

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