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CDC: Cancer screening rates remain below Healthy People 2020 targets

May 29, 2015

 The number of adults in the U.S. who underwent the recommended screening tests for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers in 2013 fell below the targets set by the Healthy People 2020 initiative, according to data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

However, certain population subgroups — including highly educated women and older adults — approached or exceeded screening targets, according to the report.

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Cancer diagnosis may encourage smoking cessation

May 27, 2015
The receipt of a cancer diagnosis was associated with sustained smoking cessation regardless of the cancer’s prognosis or relation to smoking, according to study…
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ACS: Cancer risk behaviors remain high

May 15, 2015
Progress has been made to reduce the rate of cancer risk factors and increase the utilization of cancer preventive methods, but there is still room for improvement…

How does obesity influence cancer risk?

May 7, 2015
An estimated 4% of cancers in men and 7% of cancers in women are associated with obesity, according to the NCI.People who are obese are at increased risk for various…
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CDC: Cancer screening rates remain below Healthy People 2020 targets

May 29, 2015
 The number of adults in the U.S. who underwent the recommended screening tests for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers in 2013 fell below…
In the Journals

Cancer diagnosis may encourage smoking cessation

May 27, 2015
The receipt of a cancer diagnosis was associated with sustained smoking cessation regardless of the cancer’s prognosis or relation to smoking…
In the Journals

ACS: Cancer risk behaviors remain high

May 15, 2015
Progress has been made to reduce the rate of cancer risk factors and increase the utilization of cancer preventive methods, but there is still room…

How does obesity influence cancer risk?

May 7, 2015
An estimated 4% of cancers in men and 7% of cancers in women are associated with obesity, according to the NCI.People who are obese are at increased…
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Endoscopic training program improves adenoma detection rate long term

May 7, 2015
Improvements in adenoma detection rates achieved through an endoscopic quality improvement training program had long-term stability, according to…
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World Cancer Research Fund updates report on liver cancer

May 6, 2015
Individuals who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for liver cancer, but those who consume coffee have a decreased risk, according to a…
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CDC: Expansion of cancer screening requires more organized approach

May 5, 2015
The effectiveness of screening programs should lead to an expansion of cancer screening, albeit with more organization, surveillance and…
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Flexible sigmoidoscopy CRC screening should target older patients with more than 10-year life expectancy

April 28, 2015
Colorectal cancer screening using flexible sigmoidoscopy is most appropriate for older adults with a life expectancy greater than 10 years, according…
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Long-term aspirin use may reduce gastrointestinal cancer risk

April 22, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Regular, long-term aspirin use was associated with a reduced risk for cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, according to…
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Black women demonstrate denser breast tissue than white women

April 22, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Black women exhibited significantly higher breast density than white women in an association that was not explained by BMI and…
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