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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

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Douglas Arenberg and Ella A. Kazerooni

In November 2010, the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) was halted by the NIH, with the compelling news that CT reduced lung cancer mortality by 20% and all-cause mortality by 7% when 3 annual low-dose helical CT scans were performed in

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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

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Rie Tamagawa, Shannon Groff, Jennifer Anderson, Sarah Champ, Andrea Deiure, Jennifer Looyis, Peter Faris and Linda Watson

endorsed as the sixth vital sign. 13 , 14 Many cancer accreditation standards recommend using the approach known as screening for distress (SFD). By identifying, assessing, and acting on patient concerns in the clinical environment, SFD promotes respectful

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Mark H. Kawachi, Robert R. Bahnson, Michael Barry, J. Erik Busby, Peter R. Carroll, H. Ballentine Carter, William J. Catalona, Michael S. Cookson, Jonathan I. Epstein, Ruth B. Etzioni, Veda N. Giri, George P. Hemstreet III, Richard J. Howe, Paul H. Lange, Hans Lilja, Kevin R. Loughlin, James Mohler, Judd Moul, Robert B. Nadler, Stephen G. Patterson, Joseph C. Presti, Antoinette M. Stroup, Robert Wake and John T. Wei

guidelines, visit the NCCN Web site at www.NCCN.org ) provide a set of sequential recommendations detailing a screening and subsequent workup strategy for maximizing the detection of prostate cancer in an early, organ-confined state and attempting to

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Claudia S.E.W. Schuurhuizen, Annemarie M.J. Braamse, Aartjan T.F. Beekman, Pim Cuijpers, Mecheline H.M. van der Linden, Adriaan W. Hoogendoorn, Hans Berkhof, Dirkje W. Sommeijer, Vera Lustig, Suzan Vrijaldenhoven, Haiko J. Bloemendal, Cees J. van Groeningen, Annette A. van Zweeden, Maurice J.D.L. van der Vorst, Ron Rietbroek, Cathrien S. Tromp-van Driel, Machteld N.W. Wymenga, Peter W. van der Linden, Aart Beeker, Marco B. Polee, Erdogan Batman, Maartje Los, Aart van Bochove, Jan A.C. Brakenhoff, Inge R.H.M. Konings, Henk M.W. Verheul and Joost Dekker

screening for distress is recommended by a number of major cancer organizations, with the assumption that identification of elevated levels of distress will result in increased uptake of psychosocial services and reduction in distress. 2 , 6 Psychosocial

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Mark A. Helvie and Therese B. Bevers

Recognizing that the purpose of breast cancer screening is to decrease breast cancer mortality and morbidity, NCCN continues to recommend annual screening mammography beginning at age 40 years for average-risk women. Mammographic screening and

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Michelle L. McDonald and J. Kellogg Parsons

efficacy of PSA population screening to diminish prostate cancer mortality ( Table 1 ). Nevertheless, aggressive screening, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer has generated debate regarding overdetection. 5 Overdetection is the diagnosis of

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Christina D. Williams, William M. Grady and Leah L. Zullig

-related deaths are expected. 1 Despite the considerable public health burden of CRC, incidence and mortality rates have significantly declined in the past few decades; this trend is mainly attributed to treatment innovations and increased CRC screening. 1 – 3

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Katherine Robinson, Amber Todd, Abu-Sayeef Mirza, Madeline Macdonald, Noura Ayoubi, Rahul Mhaskar, Richard Roetzheim, Laurie Woodard and Smitha Pabbathi

Background: There are limited studies documenting the prevalence of malignancies and the cancer screening practices of the uninsured population. Cancer survivors require continued cancer surveillance and screening for recurrence and second