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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Improving Colorectal Screening Outcomes in People of African Descent

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. Statistics reveal that people of African descent are more likely to die from CRC than people of European descent. Increasing CRC rates and barriers to early screenings in people of African descent have been attributed to lack of knowledge regarding CRC, cost of care, lack of access to care, inconsistent communication between health care providers and patients, and insufficient resources to meet the needs of the public. The purpose of this study was to identify the best practice for increasing patient knowledge about colorectal cancer in persons of African descent. The study also sought to determine the effect knowledge has on reducing CRC risks and health provider practices that are most effective in decreasing the incidence of CRC.

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Presenter: Racheal Adenegan (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Nursing
Location: 214 Hartwell
Time: 9:15 am Session I