Cancer Screening

Jan 1, 2021 Issue
CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

Computed tomography colonography performs well for colorectal cancer screening. Long-term studies are needed to demonstrate its impact on patient morbidity and mortality, as well as to determine the risks, benefits, and costs.

Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACP Guidance Statements [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians developed a consensus statement for colorectal cancer screening of average-risk adults based on their review of six independent guidelines and supporting evidence.

Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines]

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations vary because the underlying evidence is low quality, with few screening methods evaluated by randomized trials. The BMJ/MAGIC Group performed a systematic review based on 15-year CRC risk models to compare screening options.

Jul 15, 2020 Issue
Mailing gFOBT or FIT Directly to Patients Increases Uptake of Colorectal Cancer Screening [POEMs]

Mailed outreach significantly increases rates of colorectal cancer screening, with four tests needing to be mailed to screen one person.

Jul 1, 2020 Issue
Cervical Colposcopy: Indications and Risk Assessment [Article]

Changes in cervical cancer screening and guidelines, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination recommendations, and colposcopy standards from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology have implications for all primary care clinicians. Cervical cancer prevention (with HPV vaccination), risk reduction (with smoking cessation counseling and support), screening, detection of precancerous cervical lesions, treatment, and post-treatment follow-up all can be performed by primary care clinicians.

Mar 15, 2020 Issue
Integrating Breast Cancer Risk Management into Primary Care [Editorials]

It is important that primary care physicians have the ability and resources to identify women eligible for genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.

Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening, Breastfeeding, Miscarriage, Eczema, Routine Screening for Children [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.

Feb 1, 2020 Issue
Breast Cancer Screening: ACP Releases Guidance Statements [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians reviewed guidelines from other organizations and developed four statements to provide advice to clinicians about breast cancer screening for women who are at average risk.

Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Adding Ultrasonography to Mammography Increases False-Positive Findings Without an Increase in Cancer Detection [POEMs]

Adding ultrasonography to screening mammography in women younger than 50 years at low, intermediate, or high breast cancer risk is not associated with an increase in breast cancer detection. It is associated with increased unnecessary biopsy recommendations and results in more frequent follow-up.

Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Prolaris Test for Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

The Prolaris test improves the accuracy of prognosis for patients with prostate cancer, especially those with low- or intermediate-grade disease who may be deciding between interventional and noninterventional treatment approaches.

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