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Cost-effectiveness in CRC screening may depend on patient participation

Cost-effectiveness in CRC screening may depend on patient participation
September 29, 2016

Given equal participation rates, fecal immunochemical tests and colonoscopy are more effective and less expensive than multitarget stool DNA tests for average-risk colorectal cancer screening, according to the results of a simulation study.

However, the model showed that screening with a multitarget stool DNA (MT-sDNA) test — which is more sensitive but less specific than FIT, and has a higher cost per-test — may be cost-effective if substantially higher participation rates are achieved.

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Partial HPV vaccination linked to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia decreases

September 29, 2016
Partial HPV vaccination has resulted in population-level decreases in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. These data…
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Smoking, alcohol among factors linked to risk for serrated colorectal polyps

September 28, 2016
A number of lifestyle factors, particularly tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption, were associated with the risk for developing potentially malignant serrated…
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Black men who smoke, drink have high risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

September 27, 2016
Black men who have ever smoked tobacco and drank alcohol have the highest incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma compared with other races and women, according…
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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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VIDEO: American Cancer Society's recommendations on breast cancer screening

May 16, 2016
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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In the Journals

Cost-effectiveness in CRC screening may depend on patient participation

September 29, 2016
Given equal participation rates, fecal immunochemical tests and colonoscopy are more effective and less expensive than multitarget stool DNA tests…

In the Journals Plus

Partial HPV vaccination linked to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia decreases

September 29, 2016
Partial HPV vaccination has resulted in population-level decreases in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, according to research published in JAMA

In the Journals

Smoking, alcohol among factors linked to risk for serrated colorectal polyps

September 28, 2016
A number of lifestyle factors, particularly tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption, were associated with the risk for developing potentially…

In the Journals

Black men who smoke, drink have high risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

September 27, 2016
Black men who have ever smoked tobacco and drank alcohol have the highest incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma compared with other races…

Meeting News Coverage

Telephone helpline increases access to cancer prevention, control programs

September 27, 2016
The addition of a telephone-based cancer control navigation intervention to a helpline’s existing services helped callers access cancer control…

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Screening colonoscopy provided modest benefit for prevention of cancer in older adults

September 26, 2016
Colonoscopy screening was mostly effective in preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 years to 74 years, according to research published in…

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NSAIDs not linked to lower risk for Barrett's esophagus

September 21, 2016
While prior studies have linked regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with a reduced risk for esophageal cancer, a recent study found…

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AACR report: Sustained federal commitment required to accelerate cancer research progress

September 20, 2016
Extraordinary therapeutic advances, a renewed bipartisan commitment to medical research and the launch of the national cancer moonshot initiative…

Biden announces steps to improve clinical trials under cancer moonshot

September 19, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden outlined a plan to improve the efficiency and transparency of the U.S. clinical research system as part of the national…

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Transition and transfer of childhood cancer survivors to adult care: A national survey of pediatric oncologists

September 18, 2016
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Kenney LB, et al.

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