Tanner Caverly, MD, MPH
Topic: Recommended For Whom? How Do We Decide? The Potential Advantages and Challenges of Tailored Cancer Screening Recommendations for Diverse Populations
Abstract: When national cancer screening guidelines fail to address differences in cancer risk and life expectancy across screening populations, decisions are suboptimal for many individuals. This can lead to substantial under- and over-screening and increased racial disparities in cancer outcomes. An alternative guideline approach (tailored screening recommendations) can potentially better support individualized cancer screening efforts while broadening the public health impact of screening, but may be challenging to communicate and implement. This talk discusses the need for guideline-level assessment of when tailored recommendations would be highly advantageous and for studying how to communicate more nuanced screening recommendations to a broad audience.