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ASCO 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

Cancer Network presents exclusive coverage from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held January 7–9 in San Francisco. We’ll bring you reports as we cover the latest research, trials, scientific advances, and controversies that are changing the way genitourinary cancers are managed and treated.

Screening

The 2012 change in guidelines regarding PSAtesting for prostate cancer had a different effect on testing rates depending on which physician specialty was doing the testing.

More than 15% of men and women over the age of 65 may have received breast or prostate cancer screening not recommended by current guidelines.

The use of a reduced preparation CT colonography increased participation in colonography as a method of population screening for colorectal cancer, according to the results of a large Italian study.

This review outlines the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges associated with the increased number of screen-identified indeterminate lung nodules, highlighting currently recommended follow-up and management algorithms, as well as the various methods of nodule localization, tissue diagnosis, and definitive local therapeutic modalities.

Radiologic screening for lung cancer had a long and unsuccessful history until the advent of low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening and the completion of the National Lung Screening Trial, which demonstrated an improvement in lung cancer–specific mortality in a high-risk population.

Following the USPSTF recommendation in 2012 against routine PSA screening, rates of screening and the incidence of early-stage prostate cancer have both declined.

Women who previously had a false-positive mammogram or biopsy are at higher risk for developing breast cancer for at least 10 years, according to a new study.

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