Monitoring Cancer Screening

Several efforts designed to monitor levels of cancer screening usage, trends in cancer screening and determinants of cancer screening usage are supported by the Applied Research Program's Health Services and Economics Branch. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Cancer Control Supplement provides periodic national estimates of cancer screening and factors that influence cancer screening for breast, prostate, colorectal, and cervical cancer. Similar information with more detail for specific racial-ethnic subpopulations is available from the California Health Interview Survey cancer control items.

The characteristics and performance of screening programs in the United States and other nations are evaluated through the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), Cancer Research Network (CRN), and International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN). Information on the practices of primary care physicians in regard to screening is reported by the National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations and Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Lung Cancer Screening. Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR), an initiative that began in 2011, is supporting research to better understand the screening process for breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer.

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