The ACS expresses its gratitude to the invited Workshop participants whose expertise and hard work provided the basis for the revisions of these guidelines.
American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer: Update of Early Detection Guidelines for Prostate, Colorectal, and Endometrial Cancers: ALSO: Update 2001—Testing for Early Lung Cancer Detection†
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2009
Copyright © 2001 American Cancer Society
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 38–75, January/February 2001
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Smith, R. A., von Eschenbach, A. C., Wender, R., Levin, B., Byers, T., Rothenberger, D., Brooks, D., Creasman, W., Cohen, C., Runowicz, C., Saslow, D., Cokkinides, V. and Eyre, H. (2001), American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer: Update of Early Detection Guidelines for Prostate, Colorectal, and Endometrial Cancers: ALSO: Update 2001—Testing for Early Lung Cancer Detection. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 51: 38–75. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.51.1.38
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- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2009
Updates to the American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines regarding screening for the early detection of prostate, colorectal, and endometrial cancers, based on the recommendations of recent ACS workshops, are presented. Additionally, the authors review the “cancer-related check-up,” clinical encounters that provide case-finding and health counseling opportunities. Finally, the ACS is issuing an updated narrative related to testing for early lung cancer detection for clinicians and individuals at high risk of lung cancer in light of emerging data on new imaging technologies.
Although it is likely that current screening protocols will be supplanted in the future by newer, more effective technologies, the establishment of an organized and systematic approach to early cancer detection would lead to greater utilization of existing technology and greater progress in cancer control.