500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Support for this project was provided by the National Cancer Institute; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the American Cancer Society; Abbott Laboratories; the American Society of Clinical Oncology; Amgen, Inc.; Aventis; and the United Health Care Foundation. The views presented in this report are those of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council National Cancer Policy Board and are not necessarily those of the funding agencies.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Fulfilling the potential of cancer prevention and early detection / Susan J. Curry, Tim Byers, and Maria Hewitt, editors ; National Cancer Policy Board.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-08254-4 (hardcover)

ISBN 0-309-50619-0 (PDF Full Book)

1. Cancer—United States—Prevention.

[DNLM: 1. Neoplasms—prevention & control—United States. 2. Health Behavior—United States. 3. Health Policy—United States. 4. Health Promotion—methods—United States. 5. Mass Screening—United States. QZ 200 F962 2003] I. Curry, Susan J. II. Byers, Tim. III. Hewitt, Maria Elizabeth. IV. National Cancer Policy Board (U.S.)

RC268.F85 2003



Additional copies of this report are available from the
National Academies Press,
500 Fifth Street, N.W., Lockbox 285, Washington, DC 20055; (800) 624-6242 or (202) 334-3313 (in the Washington metropolitan area); Internet,

For more information about the Institute of Medicine, visit the IOM home page at:

Copyright 2003 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001

Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement