American Cancer Society Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figure 2019-2020

Cancer prevention and early detection are central to the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for the world without cancer. Over the past years, cancer incidence has decreased among men while remaining stable among women; cancer mortality has declined in recent decades

Cancer Screening in the United States, 2019: A Review of Current American Cancer Society Guidelines and Current Issues in Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides an annual report for health care professionals and the public that summarizes the current ACS cancer screening guidelines, including recommendations and updates, and guidance related to early cancer detection when a direct recommendation for screening cannot be made. This annual report also includes the recent data on cancer screening rates and rates of adherence to multiple screening guidelines based on age, sex and socioeconomic status along with a discussion of issues related to early cancer detection. 

A Blueprint for Cancer Screening and Early Detection: Advancing Screening’s Contribution to Cancer Control

From the mid-20th century, accumulating evidence has supported the introduction of screening for cancers of the cervix, breast, colon and rectum, prostate (via shared decisions), and lung. The opportunity to detect and treat precursor lesions and invasive disease at a more favorable stage has contributed substantially to reduced incidence morbidity and mortality. 

Tobacco Atlas

The Tobacco Atlas is a partnership between the American Cancer Society and Vital Strategies, a free online resource and companion book that map the nature and magnitude of the tobacco epidemic and chart a course toward clear, proven solutions.

American Thoracic Society & American Lung Association Implementation Guide for Lung Cancer Screening

The American Thoracic Society and the American Lung Association joined forces to develop a guide for implementation of lung cancer screening (LCS) programs. The aim of this document is to provide a pragmatic guide and toolkit of how to design, implement, and conduct an LCS program based on a survey of experts in LCS representing a diversity of institutions throughout the United States.

Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening Proceedings

Broad implementation of lung cancer screening is complex, and the National Cancer Policy Forum held a workshop, “Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening,” to examine the opportunities and challenges involved in developing effective lung cancer screening programs in clinical practice.

At the workshop, experts discussed the current evidence base for lung cancer screening, best practices for screening programs, incorporation of shared decision-making and smoking cessation services in screening, and assessment of patient outcomes, quality, and value in lung cancer screening programs; and research needs that could improve implementation efforts. These proceedings chronicle the presentations and discussions at the workshop. A free PDF version of the workshop proceedings is available once you have created a free National Academy Press account.