ACP's Performance Measurement Committee assessed cancer screening measures relevant to internal medicine physicians to determine whether they are evidence-based, methodologically sound, and clinically meaningful.
6 Sep 2022
ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Oct 2022
Patients eligible for lung cancer screening according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria were more likely to undergo screening if they were older, female, or a current smoker. Less than a quarter of them repeated screening in a year.
11 Oct 2022
An expert clears up issues surrounding prostate cancer screening recommendations at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
1 Jul 2022
The updated recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) adds 50- to 55-year-olds to the population that should get annual low-dose computed tomography, as well as lowering the pack-year cutoff.
16 Mar 2021
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)'s draft recommendation changes the age range and pack-year eligibility criteria.
14 Jul 2020
Screening rates increased from 2000 to 2015 but continue to lag behind goal levels.
1 Jan 2019
Campaigns for improvement should target primary care clinicians to increase awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening, the authors noted.
17 Aug 2021
In March 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded eligibility for lung cancer screening by setting the benchmark at a 20 pack-year smoking history for those ages 50 to 80 years who are current smokers or former smokers who have quit within the past 15 years.
1 Mar 2022
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45 years based on an evidence review finding with moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.
25 May 2021