A review of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening interventions in older women.

Janice V. Bowie, Barbara A. Curbow, Mary A. Garza, Erin K. Dreyling, Lisa A. Benz Scott, Karen A. McDonnell

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Abstract

Although cancer-screening guidelines recommend periodic testing for women 50 years of age and older, these tests are underused. A search of databases identified 156 community-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening intervention studies published before April 2003. Most were conducted in the United States. More than half used randomization procedures or pre-post measures, and one third used both. Most reported significant intervention effects. Cervical and combined cervical and breast studies had higher rates of pre-post designs, and breast studies had the highest percentage using randomization. Although effective community-based breast and cervical interventions have been conducted, there is an urgent need for amplification of colorectal cancer screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-69
Number of pages12
JournalCancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
Volume12 Suppl 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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