A Pilot Study for Using Fecal Immunochemical Testing to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Appalachia, 2008-2009

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INTRODUCTION The Appalachian region of the United States has disproportionately high colorectal cancer (CRC) death rates and low screening rates. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess acceptability of a take-home fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and the effect of follow-up telephone counseling for increasing CRC screening in rural Appalachia… (More)

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