National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations & Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, & Lung Cancer Screening

Note: This is a completed initiative.

NCI launched the National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations & Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, & Lung Cancer Screening in 2007 in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityExternal Web Site Policy and Centers for Disease Control and PreventionExternal Web Site Policy. The survey captured national data on primary care physicians' (PCPs') knowledge, attitudes, recommendations, and practices related to screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer.

In particular, the survey focused on PCPs' adoption of new or rapidly-evolving screening technologies and new screening guidelines, as well as their use of informed decision-making in discussing cancer screening with their patients, and practice-based systems that support or otherwise influence screening activities.

Survey Instruments

Investigators who adopt or adapt any items from the questionnaires are asked to cite the National Cancer Institute National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations & Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, & Lung Cancer Screening

Related Initiatives

NCI currently supports other initiatives to improve the delivery of evidence-based cancer screening. These include the Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) and Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS). Additionally, the Cancer Control Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey provides population-based data about cancer screening in the United States.

Last Updated: 23 Aug, 2021