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Receipt of Screening Mammography by Insured Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Impact on Outcomes

Marissa B. Lawson, Christoph I. Lee, Daniel S. Hippe, Shasank Chennupati, Catherine R. Fedorenko, Kathleen E. Malone, Scott D. Ramsey, and Janie M. Lee

Background Over the last several decades, breast cancer mortality in the United States has declined substantially. 1 , 2 This decrease has been attributed in part to screening mammography and its ability to detect localized asymptomatic

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Updates to Screening and Diagnosis

Anne M. Covey

“When we perform screening, we're trying to find disease at a stage where treatment is potentially curative, and screening results in improved survival at 1, 3, and 5 years,” 1 stated Anne M. Covey, MD, Professor of Radiology, Memorial Sloan

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Addressing Distress in Patients With Head and Neck Cancers: A Mental Health Quality Improvement Project

Natalie Riblet, Karen Skalla, Auden McClure, Karen Homa, Alison Luciano, and Thomas H. Davis

importance of identifying those at risk is reflected in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Distress Management, which recommend that cancer centers incorporate distress screening into routine care (available at NCCN

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Current Practices for Screening and Management of Financial Distress at NCCN Member Institutions

Nandita Khera, Jessica Sugalski, Diana Krause, Richard Butterfield III, Nan Zhang, F. Marc Stewart, Robert W. Carlson, Joan M. Griffin, S. Yousuf Zafar, and Stephanie J. Lee

emphasis on patient navigation and financial counseling. It is important to realize that the goal of these services is to help patients obtain fiscally responsible care rather than stigmatizing or leading to rationing of care so that screening for financial

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Updates in Screening Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer

Presented by: Reid M. Ness

In an effort to prevent colorectal cancer (CRC), the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) provide recommendations for screening based on a variety of risk factors and patient profiles. In the past 2 years, the NCCN

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Cancer Screening and Surveillance Testing for Older Adult Cancer Survivors

Presented by: Nancy L. Keating

The number of older cancer survivors in the United States has increased exponentially over the past 50 years—and only continues to increase—with the greatest growth in individuals older than 65 years. 1 Although routine screening and surveillance

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The International Endorsement of US Distress Screening and Psychosocial Guidelines in Oncology: A Model for Dissemination

Mark Lazenby

Guidelines) for Distress Management, 2 which call for routine distress screening of patients with cancer, are no exception. Screening for distress attempts to identify in real time the concerns of patients, so that those concerns can be addressed in a timely

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Barriers and Facilitators Impacting Lung Cancer Screening Uptake Among Black Veterans: A Qualitative Study

Neelima Navuluri, Tiera Lanford, Abigail Shapiro, Govind Krishnan, Angela B. Johnson, Isaretta L. Riley, Leah L. Zullig, Christopher E. Cox, and Scott Shofer

for early detection and are recommended for screening based on 2 randomized controlled trials showing a 25% reduction in mortality, 4 , 5 a benefit that is greater among Black individuals compared with White individuals. 6 Despite this mortality

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A Practice-Based Evaluation of Distress Screening Protocol Adherence and Medical Service Utilization

Brad Zebrack, Karen Kayser, Deborah Bybee, Lynne Padgett, Laura Sundstrom, Chad Jobin, and Julianne Oktay

screened for distress and that there be an appropriate clinical response when patients are identified as distressed. 14 Evidence of the effect of distress screening on patient and institutional outcomes is mixed and underdeveloped. Some studies suggest

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Study Using the NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care to Screen Patients for Palliative Care Needs and Referral to Palliative Care Specialists

Paul Glare, Kathy Plakovic, Anna Schloms, Barbara Egan, Andrew S. Epstein, David Kelsen, and Leonard Saltz

clinical impact. The primary goal of this study was to assess the feasibility and sustainability of implementing the screening and referral components of the guidelines in patients admitted to the gastrointestinal oncology floor of the hospital (Memorial