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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Check Out OCHIN Resources to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. OCHIN offers a suite of resources to help members increase screening rates, prevent patients from falling through the cracks, and save lives.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. for both men and women. However, screening is an effective preventive measure. If signs of pre-cancer are found during screening, colorectal cancer can be completely prevented. More than a third of adults over the age of 50 are not screened appropriately. Many of the vulnerable patient populations OCHIN members serve are at elevated risk for colorectal cancer.

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Research to practice: Evidence and tools to improve colon cancer screening in OCHIN Epic

Screen to Prevent Colon Cancer, or STOP-CRC, was a five-year research collaboration between Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Group Health Research Institute, and OCHIN. Funded by the National Cancer Institute, the study was completed in December 2018. Resources developed through this project are now available to the OCHIN (Epic) collaborative.

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