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Updated Reviews and Findings added to The Community Guide: Increasing breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening

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The Community Preventive Services Task Force issued the following findings, based on updated systematic reviews conducted by Community Guide scientists and partners. Click on an underlined intervention title below for a summary of the review and full-text articles.

Findings that changed, based on the new review, are in bold print.

Updated Reviews and Findings Added to The Community Guide: Increasing Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening
Intervention Original Finding Updated Finding
INCREASING COMMUNITY DEMAND FOR SCREENING:
Group Education
Breast cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Recommended: Sufficient Evidence
Cervical cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
Colorectal cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
One-on-One Education
Breast cancer screening Recommended: Strong Evidence Recommended: Strong Evidence
Cervical cancer screening Recommended: Strong Evidence Recommended: Strong Evidence
Colorectal cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Recommended: Sufficient Evidence*
Client Reminders
Breast cancer screening Recommended: Strong Evidence Recommended: Strong Evidence
Cervical cancer screening Recommended: Strong Evidence Recommended: Strong Evidence
Colorectal cancer screening Recommended: Sufficient Evidence Recommended: Strong Evidence*
Client Incentives
Breast cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
Cervical cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
Colorectal cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
Mass Media
Breast cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
Cervical cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
Colorectal cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
INCREASING COMMUNITY ACCESS TO SCREENING:
Reducing Structural Barriers
Breast cancer screening Recommended: Strong Evidence Recommended: Strong Evidence
Cervical cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
Colorectal cancer screening Recommended: Strong Evidence* Recommended: Strong Evidence*
Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs
Breast cancer screening Recommended: Sufficient Evidence Recommended: Sufficient Evidence
Cervical cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
Colorectal cancer screening Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
INCREASING PROVIDER DELIVERY OR PROMOTION OF SCREENING:
Provider Assessment and Feedback Recommended: Sufficient Evidence* Recommended: Sufficient Evidence*
Provider Incentives Insufficient Evidence Insufficient Evidence
*There was Insufficient Evidence to determine effectiveness for colorectal cancer screening with tests other than fecal occult blood testing (FOBT)

Learn more about other Community Guide systematic reviews by visiting Community Guide topics.