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Recommendations for cancer screening are under review

Los Angeles Times, December 28, 2009

Faced with the pluses and minuses, doctors often don't agree on how to screen for cancer, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Organizations send us their guidelines hoping for our endorsement," said Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, who heads the development of clinical practice guidelines for the American Academy of Family Physicians, an organization representing about 94,000 primary-care doctors. Those guidelines, he told the Times, are frequently in conflict with one another.