Oct 15, 2012 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends counseling children, adolescents, and young adults 10 to 24 years of age who have fair skin about minimizing their exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Oct 15, 2012 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 17-year-old white female patient with dark hair comes to your office for a refill of her seasonal allergy prescription. Her primary residence is in Minnesota. She mentions that she heard that sun tanning was “bad for you” and asks whether it is true.

Jul 15, 2012 Issue
Gastric Ulcer and Abnormal Findings on CT [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Jun 1, 2012 Issue
Could Selenium Supplementation Prevent Cancer? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Selenium deficiency is associated with a higher risk of cancer, but selenium supplementation does not decrease that risk.

Feb 15, 2012 Issue
Screening for Bladder Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for bladder cancer in asymptomatic adults.

Dec 1, 2006 Issue
Opioids for Management of Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate (OTFC [Actiq]), a rapid-acting opioid, has been shown to be an effective treatment for breakthrough cancer pain. Other opioids, including immediate-release oral morphine (MSIR), also may be effective; however, evidence comparing these agents with OTFC is lacking.

Aug 15, 2005 Issue
Determining Prognosis for Patients with Terminal Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides]

An accurate prognosis enables patients with terminal cancer to make plans, put their affairs in order, and decide how they want to spend the time they have left. A prognosis also may help the primary care physician refer the patient for hospice care at a time when the patient would most benefit from the service.

Apr 15, 2005 Issue
ACS Releases 2005 Edition of Cancer Facts & Figures [Practice Guidelines]

Feb 15, 2005 Issue
ACS/ADA/AHA Issue Core Recommendations for Preventing Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetes [Practice Guidelines]

The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have issued core recommendations for the prevention and early detection of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Feb 1, 2005 Issue
Efficacy of Antioxidants in GI Cancer Prevention [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is no evidence that supplementation with beta carotene or vitamins A, C, or E prevents GI cancer. Data for selenium is inconsistent and based on poor-quality studies, and supplementation with this mineral should not be recommended routinely. Most importantly, combinations of antioxidant vitami...

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