As with the HPV vaccine, a key barrier is 'missed opportunities' among doctors
Nov. 5, 2014
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
Cervical cancer screening has been considered one of the great success stories in cancer prevention, yet about 8 million U.S. women have not been screened for the disease in the last five years, according to a report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The United States is going to be the shame of the developed world because our rates of [HPV vaccine] uptake are so much lower than other countries," said Fred Hutch's Dr. Denise Galloway, whose research helped lay the groundwork for the vaccine.
Overscreening offers little benefit, potential harm and high costs, new studies conclude
Aug. 18, 2014
| By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service
Older people and those with limited life expectancy – as little as five years -- often get cancer screenings that likely won’t help and could cause harm, despite national guidelines that recommend against them.
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