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November 27, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 23


Dr. Otis Brawley

The Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening

by Dr. Otis Brawley

In the United States, we are bombarded with information on cancer screening. Radio advertisements try to lure people to clinics by touting the benefits of lung cancer screening. Some cancer advocacy groups encourage prostate or breast cancer screening. And the media emphasizes the benefits of screening. But many people do not understand the complexity of cancer screening. Read more >>

Dr. Virginia Moyer

A Conversation with Dr. Virginia Moyer, Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) generates evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services, including cancer screening. The chair of the USPSTF spoke with the NCI Cancer Bulletin about the task force's mandate, challenges, and lessons learned.





  • HHS Update

    • Launch of New Online Resource:
  • CDC Update

    • New Statistics on Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality Show Disparities, Opportunities
  • Notes

    • NCI's Steven Rosenberg Awarded Keio Medical Science Prize
    • NCI Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials Will Meet Friday
    • AccrualNet Website Gets New Look


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