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Less is more: New screening guidelines for five common cancers

KEY POINT

The American College of Physicians (ACP) released cancer screening recommendations they consider to be of high value for asymptomatic patients at average risk for breast, cervical, colorectal, ovarian, or prostate cancer.

SOURCES

Wilt TJ et al. Screening for Cancer: Advice for high-value care from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:718–25.

Harris RP et al. A value framework for cancer screening: advice for high-value care from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:712–7.

U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. Breast cancer screening draft recommendations. Accessed June 15, 2015.