Mailing Free Tests to Patients’ Homes Boosts Colon Cancer Screening In Underserved Patients

Colon cancer screening increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients’ homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. Patients who took part in the STOP Colon Cancer program had received care from community health clinics near Portland, Oregon.

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