Mailed tests, follow-up calls increase colorectal cancer screening among African Americans

Mailed stool blood tests and follow-up phone calls are examples of effective strategies that increased colorectal cancer screening among African Americans, according to findings of a systematic review.Even though colorectal cancer screening and treatment have improved, mortality rates associated with the disease are 47% higher in African-American men and 34% higher in African-American women compared with non-Hispanic whites, according to Siddhartha Roy, MPH, DrPH, assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine at Penn State University.Although medical organizationsRead More

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