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Online Programs to Promote Colon Cancer Screening

50 Years
75 Years
Not Enrolling
Colon Cancer Screening

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Trial Information

Online Programs to Promote Colon Cancer Screening

Participants in the control group will view standard online information about colon cancer
screening. Participants in the intervention group will view the same information and also
will be invited to sign on to the online website and interact with peer supporters at their
convenience. They will have 6 months to communicate with peer supporters. Peer supporters
are encouraged to address comments and concerns of the study participants.

About 300 study participants, majority white, female. Inclusion criteria: age 50-75, not
currently meeting colorectal cancer screening guidelines, no previous colorectal cancer.

The study will also include 15 previously identified peer supporters.

Recruitment: Administrators of the weight loss community will send study
recruitment emails to members at least 50 years of age. Interested individuals will pass an
eligibility screening and provide informed consent.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Age 50-75

2. Not currently meeting colorectal cancer screening guidelines

3. No previous colorectal cancer.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Outcome Measure:


Outcome Description:

Feasibility of recruitment, randomization, intervention delivery, retention, and assessment of colon cancer screening status

Outcome Time Frame:

6 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Kevin Hwang, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2011

Completion Date:

May 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Colonic Neoplasms



University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, Texas  77225