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Cancer Screening

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 543 CANCER SCREENING focused publications)

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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 )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 16-151 Implementing Shared Decision-Making for Cancer Screening in Primary Care Caverly, Tanner 2018-04-01
SDR 18-148 Improving Colonoscopy Quality for Colorectal Cancer Screening in the National VA Healthcare System Gawron, Andrew 2018-02-01
IIR 15-143 Incorporating Veterans Preferences Into Lung Cancer Screening Decisions Schapira, Marilyn 2017-03-01
PPO 14-362 Factors Influencing Veteran Informed Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening Tanner, Nichole 2016-02-01
IIR 16-003 Lung Cancer Screening: Building Blocks for Effective Implementation and Partnership Slatore, Christopher 2016-01-01

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Date Title Presenter(s)
3/23/2017 Implementing Smoking Cessation into Delivery of Lung Cancer Screening Zeliadt, Steven  
1/7/2015 The Effects of Shared Decision Making on Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review Lillie, Sarah  
Kinsinger, Linda  

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