Implementation of the new American Cancer Society process for creating cancer screening guidelines


  • Tim Byers MD, MPH

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    1. Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, Colorado
    2. Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, Colorado
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The American Cancer Society recently revised the methods it will use to develop cancer screening guidelines. This commentary provides a summary of those new methods, and commentary on the roles of laboratory-based specialists and cytologists in future screening guideline development.