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Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 805–809 | Cite as

Preventing premature deaths from breast and cervical cancer among underserved women in the United States: insights gained from a national cancer screening program

  • Mary C. WhiteEmail author
  • Faye L. Wong
Original paper

Abstract

This commentary highlights some of the valuable insights gained from a special collection of papers that utilized data from the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and appear in this special issue. The data and experiences of the NBCCEDP can inform the identification of new opportunities and directions for meeting the cancer screening needs of underserved women in a complex and changing health care environment.

Keywords

Early detection of cancer Healthcare disparities Vulnerable populations Mammography Papanicolaou test Medically uninsured 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health PromotionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA

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