Goal is to identify tests and treatments of little to no benefit.
In 2012, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) participated in the American Board of Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign, which sought to identify tests and procedures that offer little or no benefit to patients. ASCO elicited current committee members to offer suggestions for a 2013 list of these tests and procedures, and removed duplicates, researched the literature, and used its Value in Cancer Task Force to trim the list to 11 items, which were then voted upon by ASCO’s leadership.
The 2013 top 5 list includes:
Schnipper LE, Lyman GH, Blayney DW, et al. American Society of Clinical Oncology 2013 top five list in oncology. J Clin Oncol 2013; published ahead of print on 10/29/13 as 10.1200/JCO.2013.53.3943.