USPSTF finds insufficient evidence on oral cancer screening

04/8/2013 | AAFP News Now · Reuters

More evidence is needed to prove or disprove the effectiveness of screening for oral cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said on Monday. Of the studies reviewed by the panel, only one explored the impact of oral cancer screening on cancer mortality. "For patients who are asymptomatic, the evidence is insufficient to recommend that family physicians spend time routinely screening them," said family physician and USPSTF member Mark Ebell, M.D.

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