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Culturally Specific Education Program Improved Knowledge and Screening Rates for CRC

Information from the Screen to Save program increased knowledge regarding colorectal cancer and indicated a willingness to adopt potentially preventive behavior changes for people, according to a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

The program, which is a culturally tailored initiative from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), was launched in 2016 with the goal of “increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in adults age 50 and older from racial/ethnic minority groups or from rural areas.”

“It is critically important to take action at the community level in order to meaningfully reduce colorectal cancer disparities,” director of the CRCHD and author of the paper Sanya A. Springfield, PhD, said in a press release.

For Phase I of the program, the researchers developed informative toolkits…

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