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Medical News & Perspectives
September 18, 2019

Finding the Right Words to Stop Cancer Screening in Older Adults

JAMA. 2019;322(14):1339-1340. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.14732

During her geriatric medicine fellowship in 2012, Nancy Schoenborn, MD, took notice of the American Geriatrics Society’s new guideline on caring for older adults with multimorbidity. Its advice for clinicians to incorporate prognosis into their clinical decision-making “really made a lot of sense to me…and it was supported by evidence,” said Schoenborn, an associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.