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Proposed Data Collection; Comment Request; National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations and Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Lung Cancer Screening

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In compliance with the provisions of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comments on proposed data collection projects, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Proposed Collection: Title: National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations and Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Lung Cancer Screening. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will obtain current, national data on primary care physicians' knowledge, attitudes, recommendations, and practices related to screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer. There have been substantial changes in guidelines and/or technologies for these types of cancer screening in recent years. The data collected in this study will support and further NCI work in monitoring and evaluating providers' cancer control knowledge, attitudes, and practices and their impact on population health, as well as enable monitoring of progress toward major cancer control goals. Two questionnaires, one covering breast and cervical cancer screening and the other colorectal and lung cancer screening, will be administered by mail or telephone to a randomly-selected national sample of primary care physicians. Frequency of Response: One Time. Affected Public: Medical practices, clinics, or other health care organizations. Type of Respondents: Primary Care Physicians. Burden estimates are as follows:

QuestionnaireEstimated number of respondentsEstimated number of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseEstimated total annual burden hours
Breast and cervical cancer screening125010.333416.25
Colorectal and lung cancer screening125010.333416.25

There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Send comments to Carrie N. Klabunde, Ph.D., Epidemiologist, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North 4005, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7344 or call non-toll-free (301) 402-3362 or E-mail:

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: January 11, 2006.

Rachelle Ragland-Greene,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 06-512 Filed 1-19-06; 8:45 am]