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CRC outreach increases cancer screenings, study finds

An outreach program that sent a physician’s letter, cancer fact sheet and a fecal occult blood test kit to underserved individuals resulted in 30% completing a colorectal cancer screening, compared with 5% of a usual care group. The study by researchers at Northwestern University also included follow-up calls and letters to people who did not respond to the first mailing. Medscape (free registration) (9/10)

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