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Toru Okuyama, Koji Sugano, Shinsuke Iida, Takashi Ishida, Shigeru Kusumoto and Tatsuo Akechi

Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Older Adult Oncology 13 recommend screening older patients with cancer for frailty using screening tools (to view the most recent version of these NCCN Guidelines, visit ). The Vulnerable Elders Survey

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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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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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Annika M. Gustafson, Deborah J. Goldfrank, William A. Dunson, Daniel L. Mulkerin, Rebecca L. Caires and Keith D. Eaton

Unknowingly treating a pregnant patient is a preventable harm. Screening appropriate patient populations for pregnancy is a preventive measure that can help avoid this “never” event. Yet, pregnancy screening is not consistently integrated into

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Peter B. Bach

The author has no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation with the manufacturers of any products discussed in the article or their competitors. References 1. Aisner J . CT screening for lung cancer: are we ready for

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Paul B. Jacobsen and Sean Ransom

The authors have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation with the manufacturers of any products discussed in the article or their competitors. References 1. Hoffman BM Zevon MA D'Arrigo MC . Screening for distress

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Minhhuyen T. Nguyen and David S. Weinberg

tools for CRC screening Evaluate the efficacy, safety, convenience, and cost of stool, imaging, and endoscopy-based CRC screening methods Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States

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Mark L. Gonzalgo and H. Ballentine Carter

-confined prostate cancer is increased through prostate-specific antigen-based screening . JAMA 1993 ; 270 : 948 – 954 . 2. Catalona WJ Richie JP Ahmann FR . Comparison of digital rectal examination and serum prostate specific antigen in the early

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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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Therese Bevers, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Kevin C. Oeffinger and Mary Lou Smith

At a panel discussion on controversies in breast cancer screening held recently at the NCCN 21st Annual Conference, representatives of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), American Cancer Society (ACS), and NCCN discussed the