Cancer Care and Prevention
Cancer occurs when some of the body’s cells divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. Malfunctioning genes trigger the formation of cancer cells, and those malfunctions may be inherited, or may arise as a result of damage to DNA caused by certain environmental exposures—including chemicals or ultraviolet radiation. Cancer screenings are a key preventive care measure, and can help detect cancer in its early stages—which can contribute to early treatment, increased survival rates, and better health outcomes.
VA conducts cancer research to help better understand how Veterans’ military experience may impact the development of certain cancers; how lifestyle choices known to cause cancer—such as tobacco use—may disproportionately impact them; and to build the evidence-base for effective, appropriate cancer screening tests and tools.
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(5 of more than 3275 CANCER focused publications)
- Danan ER, Brunner J, Bergman A, Spoont M, Chanfreau C, Canelo I, Krebs EE, Yano EM. The Relationship Between Sexual Assault History and Cervical Cancer Screening Completion Among Women Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of women's health (2002). 2022 Jan 18.
- Boursi B, Finkelman B, Giantonio BJ, Haynes K, Rustgi AK, Rhim AD, Mamtani R, Yang YX. A clinical prediction model to assess risk for pancreatic cancer among patients with prediabetes. European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology. 2022 Jan 1; 34(1):33-38.
- Maratt JK, Imperiale TF. Editorial: sporadic early-onset colorectal cancer-appreciating aetiologic complexity. [Editorial]. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics. 2022 Jan 1; 55(1):133-134.
- Patel SG, May FP, Anderson JC, Burke CA, Dominitz JA, Gross SA, Jacobson BC, Shaukat A, Robertson DJ. Updates on Age to Start and Stop Colorectal Cancer Screening: Recommendations From the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2022 Jan 1; 117(1):57-69.
- Rutter CM, May FP, Coronado GD, Pujol TA, Thomas EG, Cabreros I. Racism is a Modifiable Risk Factor: Relationships Between Race, Ethnicity, and Colorectal Cancer Outcomes. Gastroenterology. 2021 Dec 20.
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(5 of more than 89 CANCER focused publication briefs)
- Low-Value Prostate Cancer Screenings Common in VA; Low-Value Breast, Cervical, Colorectal Screening Rare
This study sought to describe the prevalence and association of multilevel factors, including key patient-centered medical home (PCMH) domains, with four common low-value cancer screenings (breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate) within the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that low-value prostate cancer screenings were common, although low-value breast, cervical, and colorectal testing wa...
Date: October 22, 2021
- Fewer than Two-Thirds of Veterans Receive Timely Lung Cancer Screening Follow-Up
This retrospective cohort study sought to determine adherence to recommended next steps (i.e., annual screening or evaluation of screen-detected findings) in a national cohort of Veterans screened for lung cancer – and to identify factors associated with delayed or absent follow-up. Findings showed that less than two-thirds of Veterans received timely recommended follow-up after an initial lung ca...
Date: July 8, 2021
- Racial Differences in Conservative Management of Low- to Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer among Veterans
This study sought to determine whether there are any racial differences in the receipt and duration of conservative management among Veterans treated in the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that African American Veterans were slightly less likely to receive conservative management than White Veterans with localized prostate cancer. Further, among patients receiving conservative management, Af...
Date: September 28, 2020
- VA Patients Have Fewer Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations Post-Chemotherapy than Medicare Patients
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new quality measure to reduce potentially avoidable hospital admissions among patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy. In this study, investigators used this CMS measure to compare the quality of care received by chemotherapy patients treated through traditional Fee-for-Service Medicare versus VA, using a cohort of dually-enrolled ...
Date: July 15, 2020
- VA HIT-Related Outpatient Diagnostic Delays
This study evaluated the role of health information technology (HIT) in the root cause analyses (RCAs) of outpatient diagnostic delays submitted to the VA National Center for Patient Safety, which leads patient safety initiatives and uses RCAs of adverse events and close calls to promote learning across the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that of the 214 RCAs included in this study, 88 invol...
Date: June 25, 2020
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( 5 of more than 88 CANCER focused projects
|| Patient Risk Perception and Decision-Making about Adherence to Repeat Cancer Scr
||Gillespie , Christopher
|| Identifying Risk Factors for New Persistent Opioid Use Among Veterans Following Treatment for Early Stage Cancer
|| Defining Quality of Care in Lung Cancer
|| Implementing Risk-aligned Bladder Cancer Surveillance
|| Imaging Surveillance After Lung Cancer Treatment
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Improving Cancer Care || In Progress
...Cancer is soon expected to be the leading cause of death in the United States...million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 people die of...Improving Cancer Care Overview Individual Research Studies on Cancer Multilevel...Hepatocellular Cancer Helping Optimize Information for Cancer and Effective Pain
Overview: Improving Cancer Care || In Progress
...Cancer is soon expected to be the leading cause of death in the United States...million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 people die of...Improving Cancer Care » Table of Contents Improving Cancer Care Overview Cancer is...million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 people die of
Incorporating Veterans' Preferences into Lung Cancer Screening Decisions || In Progress
...Cancer is soon expected to be the leading cause of death in the United States...million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 people die of...February 2018 In this Issue: Improving Cancer Care » Table of Contents Incorporating...Incorporating Veterans’ Preferences into Lung Cancer Screening Decisions Feature Article
Helping Optimize Information for Cancer and Effective Pain Management || In Progress
...Cancer is soon expected to be the leading cause of death in the United States...million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 people die of...February 2018 In this Issue: Improving Cancer Care » Table of Contents Helping Optimize...Optimize Information for Cancer and Effective Pain Management Feature Article
Palliative Care Intervention for Newly Diagnosed VA Outpatients with Lung Cancer || In Progress
...Cancer is soon expected to be the leading cause of death in the United States...million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 people die of...February 2018 In this Issue: Improving Cancer Care » Table of Contents Palliative...Diagnosed VA Outpatients with Lung Cancer Feature Article Palliative care improves
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New Developments in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Challenges in VA Implementation
|| Haskell, Sally
Low-value Cancer Screenings in the Veterans Health Administration: Rates and Factors Associated with Overuse of Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Prostate Cancer Testing
|| Schuttner, Linnaea
Robot-assisted Surgery for Esophageal Cancer: Analysis of Short- and Long-term Outcomes
|| Mederos, Michael
A Primary Care PACT to Improve the Health Care of Veterans with Serious Mental Illness: SMI PACT
|| Young, Alex
Phenotyping Physiologic Measurement of Lung Function in the VA EHR Using Automated Tools
|| Akgün, Kathleen
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