DISCLOSURES: The authors report no conflicts of interest.
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2010
Copyright © 2010 American Cancer Society, Inc.
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Volume 60, Issue 2, pages 99–119, March/April 2010
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Smith, R. A., Cokkinides, V., Brooks, D., Saslow, D. and Brawley, O. W. (2010), Cancer Screening in the United States, 2010: A Review of Current American Cancer Society Guidelines and Issues in Cancer Screening. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 60: 99–119. doi: 10.3322/caac.20063
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 15 MAR 2010
Each year the American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes a summary of its recommendations for early cancer detection, a report on data and trends in cancer screening rates, and select issues related to cancer screening. In 2010, the ACS updated its guidelines for testing for early prostate cancer detection, and during 2009 there were several newsworthy updates in the cancer screening guidelines from other organizations. In this article, the current ACS guidelines and recent issues are summarized, updates of guidelines for testing for early breast cancer detection by the US Preventive Services Task Force and for prevention and early detection of cervical cancer from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are addressed, and the most recent data from the National Health Interview Survey pertaining to participation rates in cancer screening are described. CA Cancer J Clin 2010;60:99–119. © 2010 American Cancer Society, Inc.