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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
April 11, 2017

Cancer Screenings Lag Behind National Goals Set for 2020

JAMA. 2017;317(14):1405. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.3178

Cervical cancer screening has decreased and mammography remains static, leaving screening for colorectal cancer as the only bright spot in a recent analysis of progress toward meeting national health objectives.

Researchers from the CDC and the National Cancer Institute used data from the National Health Interview Survey to determine whether screening rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers are keeping pace with Healthy People 2020 goals to prevent disease, eliminate disparities, and improve overall health in the United States.