PCORI Answers Critical Questions
Clinician: What are the most effective treatments for a patient whose lung cancer didn’t respond to chemotherapy?
Patient: I have both diabetes and prostate cancer. How do I make sure my doctors have all the information they need when discussing my treatment options, so that we take into account all my health issues?
Patient: I have a family history of cancer, but not breast cancer. How often do I really need a mammogram?
Cancer Study Spotlights
National guidelines call for middle-aged women to get annual mammograms, even though they have different risks for developing breast cancer. This study compares annual screening versus screening tailored to individual risk levels.
Annual lung cancer screening for smokers could save 12,000 lives, although the test itself carries some risks. This study compares the impact on screening rates and patient outcomes of an informational video versus standard patient educational materials.