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Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Americans and takes a toll on communities across the United States. One of the effective ways to reduce our nation’s burden from cancer is to ensure that high quality screening services are available and accessible to all Americans. Screening for cervical, colorectal, and breast cancers is supported by sound scientific evidence, and helps find these diseases early when they are easiest to treat.
This session of Grand Rounds explored new ways that public health can increase the rate of evidence-based cancer screening, and decrease disparities in screening rates. Viewers learned about the effectiveness of screening, successful organized cancer screening programs in the United States and abroad, and opportunities with the Affordable Care Act. The session concluded with future directions for CDC and the nation’s public health system to improve cancer screening.
Beyond the Data
- Otis W. Brawley, MD
- Chief Medical Officer
American Cancer Society
- Rachel Ballard-Barbash, MD, MPH
- Associate Director, Applied Research Program,
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and Population Services,
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
- Ned Calonge, MD
- President and CEO
The Colorado Trust
- Theodore R. Levin, MD
- Clinical Lead for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research
- Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH
- Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
- Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD
- Scientific Director
- John Iskander, MD, MPH
- Deputy Scientific Director
- Susan Laird, MSN, RN
- Communications Director
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- Page last updated: January 28, 2018
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