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Reviews of performance measures for cancer screening now available from ACP

ACP's Performance Measurement Committee assessed cancer screening measures relevant to internal medicine physicians to determine whether they are evidence-based, methodologically sound, and clinically meaningful.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/06/5.htm
6 Sep 2022

Sorting through the science of PSA screening

An expert clears up issues surrounding prostate cancer screening recommendations at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/07/sorting-through-the-science-of-psa-screening.htm
1 Jul 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Genetic consult for breast cancer risk

A 29-year-old woman requests advice after receipt of a direct-to-consumer genetic test result that included BRCA gene analysis. She has no breast symptoms and has not undergone any previous breast cancer screening. Following a physical exam and other findings, what is the most appropriate management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/13/3.htm
13 Sep 2022

Lung screening's benefits, challenges

In March 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded eligibility for lung cancer screening by setting the benchmark at a 20 pack-year smoking history for those ages 50 to 80 years who are current smokers or former smokers who have quit within the past 15 years.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/03/lung-screenings-benefits-challenges.htm
1 Mar 2022

Task Force lowers age for colorectal cancer screening to begin

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45 years based on an evidence review finding with moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/05/25/4.htm
25 May 2021

Letters to the Editor

A reader responds to ACP Internist coverage about USPSTF recommendations on annual screening for lung cancer with CT.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/05/letter.htm
1 May 2022

ACP issues new guidance on colorectal cancer screening

For asymptomatic, average-risk patients ages 50 to 75 years, the guidance suggests use of a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or high-sensitivity guaiac-based fecal occult blood test every two years, colonoscopy every 10 years, or flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years plus FIT every two years.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/11/05/1.htm
5 Nov 2019

Physician training increased shared decision making at subsequent visits in elderly patients

A U.S. trial found that elderly patients whose physicians had taken a two-hour online course in communication skills were more likely to have had screening discussions focused on shared decision making during a primary care visit.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/08/16/5.htm
16 Aug 2022

Increasing colorectal cancer screening

Screening rates increased from 2000 to 2015 but continue to lag behind goal levels.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/01/increasing-colorectal-cancer-screening.htm
1 Jan 2019

Disparities exist in adherence to lung cancer screening follow-up, study finds

Campaigns for improvement should target primary care clinicians to increase awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening, the authors noted.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/17/5.htm
17 Aug 2021

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