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Primary Care Based Randomized Trial to Reduce Cancer Screening Disparities

40 Years
75 Years
Open (Enrolling by invite only)
Preventive Measures

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Trial Information

Primary Care Based Randomized Trial to Reduce Cancer Screening Disparities

This project is designed to implement and rigorously evaluate a cancer screening quality
improvement project within a practice serving underserved patients. The project involves use
of a patient registry coupled with patient reminders,recall and outreach.All unscreened
patients will receive the benefit of this intervention, though some sooner than others for
the purpose of evaluation.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Men age 50-75 yrs.

- Women age 40-75 yrs

- One primary care visit in past 2 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

- High risk for colorectal or breast cancer.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

To test for differences in rates of screening between the early intervention and delayed groups, the chi-square test will be used for each outcome.

Outcome Time Frame:

End of project, 12/2011

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Rochester


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

RSRB 00025557



Start Date:

January 2009

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Preventive Measures
  • cancer screening
  • screening disparities
  • underserved populations