Mailed FIT increases CRC screening in underserved populations

Colorectal cancer screening rates among underserved populations increased among patients who received at-home fecal immunochemical tests, according to study results.“Colorectal cancer screening rates remain limited in underserved populations, which includes those in the clinic we partnered with,” Shivan J. Mehta MD, chief innovation officer at Penn Medicine, said in a press release. “We saw that there is an opportunity to use text messaging and new insights from behavioral science to increase uptake.”Researchers sent FIT kits to patients by default (n = 220), unlessRead More

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