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.
Crunching Numbers: What Cancer Screening Statistics Really Tell UsUpdated:
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.
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.
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.
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.
NIH study finds negative HPV screening test result is a better predictor of low cervical cancer risk than a negative Pap testPosted:
Based on a study that included more than 1 million women, investigators at NCI have determined that a negative test for HPV infection compared to a negative Pap test provides greater safety, or assurance, against future risk of cervical cancer.