Cancer screening in the United States, 2012

A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening

Authors

  • Robert A. Smith PhD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Senior Director, Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA
    • Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St, NW, Suite 600, GA 30303
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  • Vilma Cokkinides PhD,

    1. Program Director for Risk Factor Surveillance, Department of Epidemiology and Research Surveillance, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA
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  • Otis W. Brawley MD

    1. Executive Vice President for Research and Medical Affairs, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, and Editor-in-Chief of CA
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  • DISCLOSURES: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Abstract

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 this issue of the journal, current ACS cancer screening guidelines are summarized, as are the latest data on the use of cancer screening from the National Health Interview Survey. CA Cancer J Clin 2012. © 2012 American Cancer Society.

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