Study aims to increase colorectal cancer screening

The American Cancer Society recently awarded a grant for a project being led by investigators at the UNM Health Sciences Center and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Robert Rhyne, and Dr. Christina Getrich – both in the UNM Department of Family & Community Medicine – are collaborating with UNC associate professor Dr. Daniel Reuland, on a multi-site study to determine more effective interventions for increasing the rate of colorectal cancer screening among diverse, vulnerable patient populations, especially Latinos/Hispanics. Preliminary data was obtained through pilot funding from the UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the Clinical and Translational Science Award organization at UNC.  

An announcement about the study is posted in the Scientific Highlights section of, the web portal of the national CTSA consortium.

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