- Study Suggests Reviewing Lung Cancer Screening Criteria for African AmericansPosted:
Clinical recommendations on who should be screened for lung cancer may need to be reviewed when it comes to African Americans who smoke, findings from a new study suggest.
- After Lung Cancer Screening, Follow-Up Procedures May Be Riskier than ThoughtPosted:
In everyday medical care, there may be more complications from invasive diagnostic procedures performed after lung cancer screening than has been reported in large studies.
- For HPV-Positive Women, Test Can Guide Cervical Cancer Screening Follow-UpPosted:
A new test can help to improve the clinical management of women who screen positive for HPV infection during routine cervical cancer screening, an NCI-led study has shown.
- Crunching Numbers: What Cancer Screening Statistics Really Tell UsUpdated:
线上二八杠Cancer screening studies have shown that more screening does not necessarily translate into fewer cancer deaths. This article explains how to interpret the statistics used to describe the results of screening studies.
- Interactive App Improves Colorectal Cancer Screening RatesPosted:
Colorectal cancer screening reduces deaths from the disease, yet about one-third of Americans aren’t up to date with screening. Learn what happened when people waiting for routine checkups used an app that allowed them to order their own screening test.
- Lung Cancer Screening Most Beneficial for Those at Highest Risk, Analysis SuggestsPosted:
An analysis of data from a demonstration project led by the Veterans Health Administration may help to better define who is most likely to benefit from lung cancer screening.
- TMIST Trial Aims to Provide Clarity on Breast Cancer Screening ApproachesPosted:
A large nationwide clinical trial called TMIST has been launched to compare two techniques used for mammograms: tomosynthesis, often called 3D mammography, and standard 2D digital mammography.
- Low-Tech Outreach Methods Improve Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPosted:
线上二八杠Proactive, low-tech outreach approaches can help increase the number of people who get screened for colorectal cancer with a colonoscopy or home stool test and complete the appropriate follow-up.
- Dual-Biomarker Blood Test Shows Promise for Pancreatic Cancer Early DetectionPosted:
A new blood test that measures levels of two specific proteins may be able to accurately detect pancreatic cancer at its earliest stages, when it is most likely to respond to treatment, findings from a new study suggest.
- Aiming to Prevent Hereditary Cancers, Researchers Focus on Lynch SyndromeUpdated:
Experts at a workshop hosted by NCI discussed issues related to using Lynch syndrome as a model for preventing hereditary cancers.
- NCI study shows feasibility of cancer screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndromePosted:
A new NCI study demonstrates the feasibility of a comprehensive screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that leads to a higher risk of developing certain cancers.
- In an Era of Precision Medicine, Testing New Approaches to Breast Cancer ScreeningPosted:
Researchers are testing individualized approaches that could identify those at risk of breast cancer who need to be screened and testing screening intervals that are appropriate for each person’s level of risk.
- Lung Cancer Screening Pilot Reveals Challenges, Growing PainsPosted:
A demonstration project by the Veterans Health Administration is highlighting some of the complexities and challenges associated with the expansion of lung cancer screening in the United States.
- Partner-Aided Skin Exams Increase Early Detection of New MelanomasPosted:
People previously treated for melanoma can team up with a spouse, family member, or a friend and be trained to find new melanomas, a new study shows.
- Enhanced Risk-Based Lung Cancer Screening May Prevent More Deaths than Current ApproachesPosted:
A blog post on a modeling study from NCI researchers suggesting that individualized, risk-based selection of ever-smokers for lung cancer screening may prevent more lung cancer deaths compared with current screening recommendations.
- Bringing Precision to Screening for CancerPosted:
A recent NCI-sponsored conference brought together leading screening and cancer control researchers to discuss the state of the science of precision screening for five cancers.
- Overdiagnosis of Cancer: Bringing an Important Problem into FocusPosted:
Experts are convening for a conference on the dilemmas posed by overdiagnosis in many types of diseases. Overdiagnosis is generally defined as the diagnosis of a disease or condition that is unlikely to ever cause harm.
- Many Women with Dense Breasts May Not Need Additional ScreeningPosted:
Breast density is just one of several factors that should be taken into account in determining the need for additional cancer screening, study suggests.
- Screening Rates for Several Cancers Miss Their TargetsPosted:
Screening rates for breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer are lagging behind target rates set by the Healthy People 2020 program, according to a new study.
- Medicare to Cover Annual Lung Cancer Screening for Some BeneficiariesPosted:
For the first time, Medicare will cover the costs of lung cancer screening for some beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on February 5.
- Analyzing the Gut Microbiome to Help Detect Colorectal CancerPosted:
线上二八杠New research suggests that identifying specific changes in the gut microbiome could potentially help screen patients for colorectal cancer.