Cancer screenings are a key preventive care measure, and can help detect cancer in its early stages—which can contribute to early treatment, increased survival rates, and better health outcomes.
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(5 of more than 524 CANCER SCREENING focused publications)
- Champion VL, Christy SM, Rakowski W, Lairson DR, Monahan PO, Gathirua-Mwangi WG, Stump TE, Biederman EB, Kettler CD, Rawl SM. An RCT to Increase Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening. American journal of preventive medicine. 2020 Aug 1; 59(2):e69-e78.
- Melson JE, Imperiale TF, Itzkowitz SH, Llor X, Kochman ML, Grady WM, Schoen RE, Burke C, Shaukat A, Rabeneck L, Ladabaum U, Bresalier R, Spiegel B, Yee J, Wang T, Lieberman D, Komanduri S, Muthusamy VR, Dey N. AGA White Paper: Roadmap for the Future of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the United States. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2020 Jul 4.
- Wiener RS, Clark JA, Koppelman E, Bolton R, Fix GM, Slatore CG, Kathuria H. Patient vs Clinician Perspectives on Communication About Results of Lung Cancer Screening: A Qualitative Study. Chest. 2020 Sep 1; 158(3):1240-1249.
- Mazzone PJ, Gould MK, Arenberg DA, Chen AC, Choi HK, Detterbeck FC, Farjah F, Fong KM, Iaccarino JM, Janes SM, Kanne JP, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, Naidich DP, Powell CA, Raoof S, Rivera MP, Tanner NT, Tanoue LK, Tremblay A, Vachani A, White CS, Wiener RS, Silvestri GA. Management of Lung Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: CHEST Expert Panel Report. Chest. 2020 Jul 1; 158(1):406-415.
- Imperiale TF, Monahan PO. Risk Stratification Strategies for Colorectal Cancer Screening: From Logistic Regression to Artificial Intelligence. Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America. 2020 Apr 16; 30(3):423-440.
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(5 of more than 17 CANCER SCREENING focused publication briefs)
- Patient and Provider Experiences with Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program
This article describes the organizational- and patient-level experiences with the VA Lung Cancer Screening Demonstration Project (LCSDP), and estimates the number of VA patients who may be screening candidates. Findings showed that participants in the LCSDP found implementing a comprehensive lung cancer screening program to be challenging and complex, requiring new tools (e.g., electronic tools to...
Date: March 1, 2017
- Lung Cancer Screening Programs May Have Unintended Consequences on Beliefs about Smoking Cessation
This study aimed to learn from patients who were offered screening how the availability of screening influenced their motivations regarding smoking cessation. Findings showed that current smokers attached exaggerated personal benefits to lung cancer screening. Misperceptions about susceptibility to harms from tobacco can be reinforced and potentially exacerbated by screening due to existing cognit...
Date: September 1, 2015
- Efficacy of Routine Screening Pelvic Examination in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Women
This systematic review evaluated the benefits and harms of the routine screening pelvic examination in asymptomatic, non-pregnant, adult women for indications other than sexually transmitted infection screening, provision of hormonal contraception, and cervical cancer screening. No data supported the use of the routine pelvic examination (excluding cervical cytology) for reduction in morbidity or ...
Date: July 1, 2014
- Underuse of Colorectal Cancer Screening among Healthy Veterans and Overuse among Unhealthy Veterans
This study examined whether the upper age cutoff of the colorectal cancer (CRC) screening quality measure is associated with overuse of screening among 70- to 75-year-olds who are in poor health (limited life expectancy, but within the target age range of the measure) – and underuse in those older than age 75 who are in good health (longer life expectancy, but outside the target age range of the m...
Date: February 26, 2014
- Home-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Significantly Improves Screening Rates among Overdue Veterans in a Rural State
This study sought to determine whether a simple 1-step mailing of a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) accompanied by educational materials would improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in Veterans who were overdue compared to Veterans who received educational materials only and to Veterans who received no mailings. Findings showed that mailing FITs and educational materials to Veterans overd...
Date: October 25, 2013
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( 5 of more than 21 CANCER SCREENING focused projects
|| Implementing Shared Decision-Making for Cancer Screening in Primary Care
|| Improving Colonoscopy Quality for Colorectal Cancer Screening in the National VA Healthcare System
|| Incorporating Veterans Preferences Into Lung Cancer Screening Decisions
|| Factors Influencing Veteran Informed Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening
|| Lung Cancer Screening: Building Blocks for Effective Implementation and Partnership
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