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Lung Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low Despite USPSTF Recommendations

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low Despite USPSTF Recommendations

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Only 262,700 of the eligible 6.8 million smokers or ex-smokers underwent LDCT in 2015.

Medicaid Reimbursement Linked with Greater Cancer Screening Rate

Medicaid Reimbursement Linked with Greater Cancer Screening Rate

Changes to Medicaid reimbursements can improve cancer screening rates.

Low Life Expectancy Tied to Cancer Screening

Low Life Expectancy Tied to Cancer Screening

Second study shows no benefit from CRC screening more intensively than recommended.

Millions of Women Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening

Millions of Women Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening

Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access.

Low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Will Double Early Detection Rate

Low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Will Double Early Detection Rate

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CHICAGO, IL— Implementing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation for annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening among high-risk smokers will more than double the proportion of early-stage lung cancer diagnoses among Medicare beneficiaries.

Technique Boosts Screening Mammography Detection Rate

Technique Boosts Screening Mammography Detection Rate

Digital mammography screening with a direct radiography (DR) photon-counting system has good diagnostic performance.

CT-Measured Breast Density Consistent with Mammography

CT-Measured Breast Density Consistent with Mammography

Semiautomated computer-derived measurements of breast density are consistent with radiologist assessments.

AAFP Recommends Against Low-dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

AAFP Recommends Against Low-dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

The AAFP opposes the USPSTF recommendation for annual screening of high-risk adults for lung cancer due to insufficient evidence.

Review Weighs Benefits, Harms of Mammography Screening

Review Weighs Benefits, Harms of Mammography Screening

Among 1,000 U.S. women screened annually for 10 years, 0.3 to 3.2 will avoid breast cancer death.

USPSTF: Screen High-Risk Adults for Lung Cancer

USPSTF: Screen High-Risk Adults for Lung Cancer

Screening urged for adults aged 55 to 80 years with 30 pack-year history who smoke or recently quit.

Low-dose CT May Overdiagnose Lung Cancer

Low-dose CT May Overdiagnose Lung Cancer

Low-dose CT may result in overdiagnosis of lung cancer.

ASCO: New Clinical Advances Combat Cancer

ASCO: New Clinical Advances Combat Cancer

Report features 76 studies; highlights new approaches to cancer care, new treatments

Elderly Cancer Patients' Outcomes Can Be Identified with Screening Tools

Elderly Cancer Patients' Outcomes Can Be Identified with Screening Tools

Simple profiling tools are used to identify geriatric patients' risk profile for functional decline and survival.

Cancer Screening Outcomes Improve with Breast Tomosynthesis

Cancer Screening Outcomes Improve with Breast Tomosynthesis

A study presented at the RSNA annual meeting reports reduced callback rates and improved cancer detection with tomosynthesis compared with mammography.

Insufficient Evidence to Support Primary Care Oral Cancer Screening

Insufficient Evidence to Support Primary Care Oral Cancer Screening

There is currently insufficient evidence to weigh the benefits and harms of PCP screening of asymptomatic adults for oral cancer.

Use of MRI Screening for Breast Cancer Increased Over 5 Years

Use of MRI Screening for Breast Cancer Increased Over 5 Years

Two studies show that from 2005 to 2009, there was an increase in MRI screening for breast cancer.

Life Expectancy Affected by Comorbidity in Elderly Patients

Life Expectancy Affected by Comorbidity in Elderly Patients

A study from the NCI on comorbidity-adjusted life expectancy may help refine recommendations for cancer screenings.

Colon Cancer Screening Campaign Increases Participation in Rural Communities

Colon Cancer Screening Campaign Increases Participation in Rural Communities

A rise in screening rates for colon cancer was observed after a multicomponent intervention in rural communities.

ATS: CT Screening Finds High Lung Cancer Rate at Veterans Affairs Center

ATS: CT Screening Finds High Lung Cancer Rate at Veterans Affairs Center

The preliminary rate of lung cancer diagnosis using low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening is 7% at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Results of National Lung Screening Trial As Expected

Results of National Lung Screening Trial As Expected

Initial results from the National Lung Screening Trial concur with the literature, with more positive screening results, diagnostic procedures, and lung cancers detected with low-dose CT versus chest radiography screening.

Personalized Techniques Can Optimize Breast Cancer Screening

Personalized Techniques Can Optimize Breast Cancer Screening

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Optimal breast cancer screening should be personalized for each woman and may go beyond mammography, according to a review.

ACS: More Needs to Be Done to Reduce Smoking, Obesity and Expand Cancer Screening

ACS: More Needs to Be Done to Reduce Smoking, Obesity and Expand Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society stresses that stronger efforts to cut tobacco use and obesity and expand screening test use could prevent much of the suffering and deaths associated with cancer.

Prevalence of Benign Findings after Lung Surgery Varies Geographically

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The number of benign findings for suspected lung cancers varies by state, suggesting a national lung cancer screening program would vary geographically, according to research presented at AACR 2013.

Lowering CT Colonography Tube Voltage is Beneficial

Lowering CT Colonography Tube Voltage is Beneficial

Reducing the tube voltage from 120 kVp to 100 kVp significantly reduces radiation dose while minimally reducing image quality, regardless of patient size.

Low-Dose CT Screening Could Avert 12,000 Deaths from Lung Cancer

Low-Dose CT Screening Could Avert 12,000 Deaths from Lung Cancer

Adoption of National Lung Screening Trial regimens could prevent 12,250 deaths/year in U.S.

Cancer Screening Rates in Decline

Cancer Screening Rates in Decline

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Decreases in the rates of cancer screening may predict higher mortality from several common cancers.

CDC: HPV-Associated Cancers Strike More Than 30,000 Yearly

CDC: HPV-Associated Cancers Strike More Than 30,000 Yearly

Surveillance and methodology needed to assess impact of vaccines.

Prostate Cancer: What to Know About Screening, Diagnosis

Prostate Cancer: What to Know About Screening, Diagnosis

This fact sheet reviews current prostate cancer screening tests, guidelines, PSA, and risk factors.

Routine Cancer Screening Common in Elderly Aged 75 Up

Routine Cancer Screening Common in Elderly Aged 75 Up

Many adults aged 75 years or older routinely undergo cancer screening.

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