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Cancer Prevention and Control:
Provider-Oriented Interventions to Increase Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening

Photo of stethoscope Physicians and other providers can play an important role in encouraging patients to be screened for cancer. Provider-oriented interventions aim to increase recommendation and delivery of screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers by healthcare providers.

Task Force Recommendations and Findings

This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.

Intervention Task Force Finding
October 2009
Insufficient Evidence
October 2009
February 2006

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

Black Corals: A Gem of a Cancer Screening Program in South CarolinaAdobe PDF File [PDF - 577 kB]
Black Corals: Video – 10:21 Audio/Video File

Community Cancer Screening Program: Implementing Interventions to Address Disparities Adobe PDF File [PDF - 325 kB]

Promotional Materials

Community Guide News: Prompting Healthcare Providers Can Increase Cancer Screenings Developed by The Community Guide

What Works – Fact Sheets

What Works: Cancer Screening – brochure and insert Adobe PDF File [PDF - Size 914 kB]


September 20, 2011 - The Community Guide: A Resource to Improve Health and Prevent Cancer in your Area. External Web Site Icon
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The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.

Sample Citation

The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Cancer prevention and control: provider-oriented interventions to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.