Cancer researchers at the University of North Carolina have identified a key strategy that doubled screening rates for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, among patient groups who historically have had lower rates. Screening has been proven to be effective in reducing colorectal cancer deaths in the United States, and regular screening is recommended for people between 50 and 75 years. Recent studies show that screening rates are low in some groups, particularly for people who are low-income, on Medicaid, have limited English proficiency, and some minority groups. For more information click here.
Strategy Significantly Boosts Colorectal Screening for Groups with Low Rates