Decision making about cancer screening: An assessment of the state of the science and a suggested research agenda from the ASPO Behavioral Oncology and Cancer Communication Special Interest Group

Marc T. Kiviniemi, Jennifer L. Hay, Aimee S. James, Isaac M. Lipkus, Helen I. Meissner, Michael Stefanek, Jamie L. Studts, John F P Bridges, David R. Close, Deborah O. Erwin, Resa M. Jones, Karen Kaiser, Kathryn M. Kash, Kimberly M. Kelly, Simon J. Craddock Lee, Jason Q. Purnell, Laura A. Siminoff, Susan T. Vadaparampil, Catharine Wang

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The complexity of screening behavior and the numerous influences on adherence with recommendations raise a number of issues for understanding screening decisions and using that knowledge to inform interventions and public policy. Research to advance such understanding, such as that recommended in this commentary, is critical if we are to advance the public health goal of using screening to reduce cancer mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3133-3137
Number of pages5
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology

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