Cancer Screening

 

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States.  In addition to primary prevention of cancer, such as smoking cessation counseling, early detection of cancer is a key part of our national strategy to reduce cancer deaths.  Despite effective screening tests for colon, cervical, breast, and lung cancer, many patients who might benefit are still not being screened as recommended.  Many factors contribute to underuse of cancer screening.  For example, sometimes physicians’ forget to order screening when they are caring for patients with a large number of other health issues, and sometimes tests are recommended but not completed by patients because of fear, cost, or lack of awareness of the benefits.  Our research helps health care teams and policy-makers understand the causes of underuse and develop solutions to improve care.

 

Resources

Explains the options for CRC screening. Covers Stool Cards and Colonoscopy.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Research Professor

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Assistant Professor

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