4397.1 Cancer screening: Overcoming barriers and expanding participation organized by Medical Care and Cancer Forum

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
This session explores perceptions of risk and approaches to prostate cancer screening and treatment decision making, the use of culturally tailored prevention soap operas to improve health literacy regarding breast and colorectal cancer, survey data regarding surveillance post treatment for breast cancer patients, and the impact of expanding screening colonoscopy services to the indigent in South Carolina.
Session Objectives: Define obstacles to screening efforts among minority and uninsured groups. Describe efforts to overcome barriers to screening. Discuss compliance with guidelines for screening cancer survivors.
Katherine Virgo, PhD, MBA

4:30 PM
Comparison of post-treatment breast cancer surveillance strategies among oncology specialties
Rina Parmeshwar, BS, Emad Allam, MD, Katherine S. Virgo, PhD, MBA, Julie Margenthaler, MD, Ling Chen, PhD and Frank E. Johnson, MD
4:50 PM
Perception of risk for prostate cancer by high-risk Latino men
Sally L. Maliski, RN, PhD, Sarah E. Connor, MPH, CHES and Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
5:10 PM
Informing breast and colon cancer screening narratives: Focus group findings from Project REEL
May G. Kennedy, PhD, MPH, Diane L. Bishop, MPH, Melissa Hayward, Susannah Anderson, MPH and Sanaa Akbarali
5:30 PM
Evaluation of the South Carolina's Screening Colonoscopy On People Everywhere (SCOPE) Program for the Uninsured
Sudha Xirasagar, MBBS, PhD, Thomas G. Hurley, MS, Virginie Daguise, PhD, Yi-Jhen Li, MHA, Lou-Ann Carter, MS, Sonya Younger, MPH, James B. Burch, PhD and James R. Hebert, ScD

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Cancer Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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